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.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Only states with ongoing military activity are listed, past states and states where conflicts are no longer active are omitted.
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.