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
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 ...
Armed Conflicts Report 2016 SummaryJune 8, 2016
The number of armed conflicts in 2015 remained unchanged from 2014. There were 29 conflicts in 26 countries. No conflicts were removed from the Armed Conflicts Report and no new ones were added. The Philippines CPP/NPA conflict had fewer than 25 deaths. However, it remained on the list as no formal ceasefire was signed and the death total for only ...