Support the development of peace-supporting policies and broaden public understanding of conflict by:
- tracking the development, resolution and impact of armed conflict worldwide;
- compiling research into a comprehensive and coherent report, called the Armed Conflicts Report, distributed in Canada and abroad.
Armed Conflicts Report
The Armed Conflicts Report consists of two major components, both updated annually.
Recent Publications on Armed Conflicts
Humanitarian disarmament: Putting people firstDecember 6, 2017
The Humanitarian Disarmament Forum, which began in 2012, has become an annual gathering, conducted on the margins of the UN General Assembly First Committee. The 2017 Forum, organized by Human Rights Watch, PAX, and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic, was held at the UN Church Center from October 13-15. In attendance were some 90 participants from 50 ...
Aid as a weapon? The politics of humanitarianism in SyriaOctober 4, 2017
In 2011, forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad occupied the public hospital in the Syrian town of al-Qusayr. When suspected rebels arrived at the hospital in need of medical attention, regime forces detained, interrogated, tortured, and often executed them. In response, private citizens established an underground clinic to provide medical care in secret. Dr. Abd ar-Rhim Amir provided care ...
Armed Conflicts Report 2017 SummarySeptember 13, 2017
In 2016, 28 armed conflicts were waged in 26 countries. No new conflicts were added to this year's report, and one conflict was removed. The conflict between the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the Philippines was removed as each of the preceding two years produced fewer than 25 deaths. However, the conflict between Muslim separatist groups in the ...