(covering the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013)
There were 28 active armed conflicts in 25 countries in 2013, an increase from 26 armed conflicts in 23 countries in 2012. During 2013, conflicts crossed the threshold of 1,000 fatalities in the Central African Republic, Mali, and Egypt. The conflict in Chad was removed as an ongoing armed conflict, largely because there were fewer than 25 confirmed conflict-related deaths reported during both 2012 and 2013. Africa continued to host the greatest number of armed conflicts (12) and the Americas the fewest (1).
Project Ploughshares has reported annually on armed conflict since 1987. To read more from this year’s report, click here.
To view Ploughshares’ interactive ACR map and links to current conflicts, click here.