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About CrisisWatch

CrisisWatch is our global conflict tracker, a tool designed to help decision-makers prevent deadly violence by keeping them up-to-date with developments in over 80 conflicts and crises, identifying trends and alerting them to risks of escalation and opportunities to advance peace. Country entries dating back to 2003 provide easily searchable conflict histories.

CrisisWatch is a vital tool for anyone trying to stay abreast of and understand the world’s shifting conflict landscape. Updated at the beginning of every month, it provides succinct summaries of political and security developments in the past calendar month in over 80 conflicts, crises and vulnerable countries.

Assessing the past month, we allocate each country one of three arrows:

Looking forward to the month ahead, we may also allocate a country one or both of the following alerts

In addition to the individual country entries, the Global Overview succinctly explains the month’s arrows and alerts, and the President’s Take authored by our President and CEO Robert Malley highlights conflict situations at a critical juncture, identifies global trends and puts forward policy recommendations to support conflict prevention and resolution.

The interactive map helps users navigate quickly to the countries they follow, and the searchable database offers access to all country entries dating back to September 2003 – a unique source of information on the world’s conflicts and crises. You can use all elements of the CrisisWatch tool on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.

CrisisWatch is widely used by staff in governments, multilateral organisations, NGOs and in the private sector, as well as journalists and academics, seeking up-to-date information on the world’s crises and conflicts; month-to-month assessments of which situations are deteriorating and improving; and opportunities for early warning and early action.

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Behind the scenes

CrisisWatch is produced by a team of researchers in Brussels based on information and analysis from our staff in the field, who also carefully review their country entries. In addition to the some 80 conflicts, crises and vulnerable countries we report on regularly, we monitor over 30 additional countries and publish entries on them if the month’s developments indicate a drift towards violence or instability.

For more information, please write to research@crisisgroup.org.

CrisisWatch Team

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research

Camille Le Tallec

Research Manager

Danny Anderson

Research Analyst

Hélène Pilloud

Senior Coordinator, Special Projects and Research