HOT: A map of the current armed conflicts ocurring 2018

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Ongoing armed conflicts in 2018; updated November 2018.


  Major wars, 10,000 or more deaths in current or past year
  Wars, 1,000–9,999 deaths in current or past year
  Minor conflicts, 100–999 deaths in current or past year
  Skirmishes and clashes, fewer than 100 deaths in current or past year

 

This list of ongoing armed conflicts is for the sole purpose of identifying present-day conflicts and the death toll associated with each conflict. The guidelines of inclusion are:

  • Armed conflicts consist in the use of armed force between two or more organized armed groups, governmental or non-governmental alike.[1]Interstate, intrastate and non-state armed conflicts are listed.
  • Fatality figures include battle-related deaths (military and civilian) as well as civilians intentionally targeted by the parties to an armed conflict. Only direct deaths resulting from violence are included for the current and past year; excess deaths indirectly resulting from famine, disease and disruption of services are included along with violent deaths only in the cumulative fatalities count, when available.
  • Listed conflicts are at least 100 cumulative deaths in total and at least 1 death in current or past calendar year.
  • Fatality totals may be underestimated or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 455+ indicates that at least 455 people have died) – the actual toll could be higher.
  • Location refers to the state(s) where the main violence takes place, not to the warring parties. Italics indicate disputed territories and unrecognized states.
  • Only states with ongoing military activity are listed, past states and states where conflicts are no longer active are omitted.
  • Military conflicts that no longer produce deaths are not listed here, but can be found in the historical list of wars and the list of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity.

10,000 or more deaths in current or past yearEdit

The 5 conflicts in the following list have caused at least 10,000 direct violent deaths in current or past calendar year.

Start of conflictConflictContinentLocationCumulative fatalitiesFatalities in 2017Fatalities in 2018
1978 War in Afghanistan

Asia  Afghanistan1,240,000–2,000,000[2]13,997[n 1]35,941[9]
2003 Iraq conflict

Asia  Iraq 288,000[10][dubious ]13,187[10]4,360[9]
2006Mexican Drug WarNorth America  Mexico250,547[11][12][13]31,174[14]13,298[15]
2011 Syrian Civil War

Asia  Syria
 Turkey
185,984–498,593[n 2]39,000[26]26,524[27]
2011 Yemeni Crisis

Asia  Yemen
 Saudi Arabia
48,194[28]16,817[29]25,705[9][a]

1,000–9,999 deaths in current or past yearEdit

The 15 conflicts in the following list have caused at least 1,000 and fewer than 10,000 direct violent deaths in current or past calendar year.
Conflicts causing at least 1,000 deaths in one calendar year are considered wars by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program.[30]

Start of conflictConflictContinentLocationCumulative fatalitiesFatalities in 2017Fatalities in 2018
1948 Internal conflict in Myanmar

Asia  Myanmar130,000[31]–210,000[32]6,700+[n 3]171[9]
1969Moro conflictAsia  Philippines120,000[37]1,384[n 4]268[9]
1991 Somali Civil War

Africa  Somalia
 Kenya
500,000[54]5,154[55][b]3,952[9][c]
1998Communal conflicts in NigeriaAfrica  Nigeria17,156[n 5]1,097[55]3,020[9]
2002 Insurgency in the Maghreb

Africa  Algeria
 Burkina Faso
 Libya
 Mali
 Niger
 Tunisia
17,649[n 6]2,835[55][d]2,254[9][e]
2003War in DarfurAfrica  Sudan178,363[63]1,109[55]599[9]
2009Boko Haram insurgencyAfrica  Nigeria
 Cameroon
 Niger
 Chad
51,567+[64][65]3,110[55][f]1,916[9][g]
2011 Libyan Crisis

Africa  Libya29,859–42,253[n 7]1,564[55]727[9]
2011Sinai insurgencyAfrica  Egypt5,000+[57]1,342[55]740[9]
2011South Kordofan conflictAfrica  Sudan7,000+[57][68]1,225[55]114[9]
2011 Ethnic violence in South Sudan

Africa  South Sudan
 Ethiopia
50,000–300,000[n 8]3,646[55][h]1,166[9][i]
2012Central African Republic conflictAfrica  Central African Republic8,000+[57]1,723[55]838[9]
2012Northern Mali conflictAfrica  Mali3,300+[61]926[55]1,285[9]
2014War in DonbassEurope  Ukraine 10,303+[72]288+[73]1,088[74]
2016Philippine Drug WarAsia  Philippines12,000[75]+7,080[76]+886[77][78]

100–999 deaths in current or past yearEdit

The 22 conflicts in the following list have caused at least 100 and fewer than 1,000 direct violent deaths in current or past calendar year.

Start of conflictConflictContinentLocationCumulative fatalitiesFatalities in 2017Fatalities in 2018
1947 Kashmir conflict (Indo-Pakistani Wars)

Asia  India
 Pakistan
44,538–70,000+[n 9][81]358[79]298[79]
1948 Insurgency in Balochistan

Asia  Pakistan
 Iran
20,289–20,589+[n 10]353[n 11][j]377[89][90][91][92][k]
1963 Insurgency in Northeast India

Asia  India25,000+[31]103[93]50[94]
1964Colombian conflictSouth America  Colombia
 Venezuela
220,000[95]78[96]709[n 12][n 13][n 14][l]
1965 Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Asia  Palestine
 Israel
25,000[176]89[177]263[178]
1967Naxalite–Maoist insurgencyAsia  India12,877–14,369+[179][180]333[181]345[182]
1969CPP-NPA-NDF rebellionAsia  Philippines43,388+[183]45[184]203[9]
1984 Kurdish–Turkish conflict

Asia  Turkey
 Iraq
 Syria
45,000+[n 15]698[189][m]479[190][9][n]
1989Sectarian violence in PakistanAsia  Pakistan5,718[191]231[191]7[191]
1996Allied Democratic Forces insurgencyAfrica  Uganda
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
3,353+[n 16]221[192][55]235[9]
1999Ituri conflictAfrica  Democratic Republic of the Congo60,000+[193]32[55]369[9]
2004Kivu conflictAfrica  Democratic Republic of the Congo11,873+[n 17]848[192][195][55]943[9]
2001War in North-West PakistanAsia  Pakistan75000+[n 18]514[87]154[89]
2009Insurgency in the North CaucasusEurope  Russia4,053–4,084[n 19]119[n 20]13[214][215][216]
2009Sudanese nomadic conflictsAfrica  Sudan5,000+[citation needed]116[55]18[9]
2013Insurgency in EgyptAfrica  Egypt739+[57][217]164[55]40[9]
2013Batwa-Luba clashesAfrica  Democratic Republic of the Congo561[57][55]154[55]
2015Burundian unrestAfrica  Burundi1,291[218]177[55]198[55]
2016Kamwina Nsapu rebellionAfrica  Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Angola
772+566+[55][o]46[9]
2016Oromo-Somali clashesAfrica  Ethiopia1,065+200+[219]865[9]
2017Anglophone CrisisAfrica  Cameroon852[p]200+[citation needed]652[9]
2017Islamist insurgency in MozambiqueAfrica  Mozambique230+[n 21]69[n 22]161[9]

Fewer than 100 deaths in current or past yearEdit

The 18 conflicts in the following list have caused at least 1 and fewer than 100 direct violent deaths in current or past calendar year.

Start of conflictConflictContinentLocationCumulative fatalitiesFatalities in 2017Fatalities in 2018
1922 Arab separatism in Khuzestan

Asia  Iran 206–345[citation needed]4[231][232][233]10[234]
1946Kurdish separatism in IranAsia  Iran13,100–35,000[n 23]20[n 24]62–66[242]
1960South Thailand insurgencyAsia  Thailand6,706+[243][184]44[184]65[9]
1963West Papua conflictAsia  Indonesia150,000–400,000[n 25]3[n 26]11–13[251][252][253]
1975Cabinda WarAfrica  Angola30,000[254]53[55]4[9]
1979 Qatif conflict

Asia  Saudi Arabia216–278[citation needed]12–37[255]5[9]
1980Internal conflict in PeruSouth America  Peru70,000[256]16[n 27]4[266]
1982Casamance conflictAfrica  Senegal5,000[267]0[55]4[9]
1987LRA insurgencyAfrica  Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Central African Republic
100,000+[268]70[55][q]14[9][r]
1988Nagorno-Karabakh conflictAsia  Armenia
 Azerbaijan
27,287+[n 28]27[n 29]4[n 30]
1989Georgian–Ossetian conflictAsia  Georgia1,500+01[290]
1960Xinjiang conflictAsia  China860+[176]11[291][292]
1995Second Afar insurgencyAfrica  Ethiopia70,000+[293]79[55][294]
1995Ogaden insurgencyAfrica  Ethiopia1,400–11,000[295]27[55]21[9]
1998Dissident Irish Republican campaignEurope  United Kingdom
 Republic of Ireland
145[296]01[296]
2004 Conflict in the Niger Delta

Africa  Nigeria2,300+[297][298]3[55]
2005Insurgency in ParaguaySouth America  Paraguay672[299][300]1[301]
2013RENAMO insurgencyAfrica  Mozambique328+[57][302]50[55]

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