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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 70 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:

  • Reliable – Our field analysts check the entries on the countries they cover, corroborate media reports and assess whether the month’s events constitute a deterioration or improvement on the previous month, and identify upcoming conflict risks and opportunities to advance peace.
     
  • Concise – In just a few minutes you can read a distillation of the month’s most significant developments in each country and the Global Overview provides a short summary of major shifts in the world’s crises and alerts for the next month.
     
  • Regular – Updated on the first working day of the month, CrisisWatch keeps you up-to-date, while allowing us enough time to assess the significance of events.
     
  • Comprehensive – CrisisWatch provides monthly updates on over 70 countries, including all the most serious situations of conflict or potential conflict, those in the news and many that escape the media spotlight. We also monitor over 30 other countries, and include entries on them if the month’s developments indicate a drift towards violence or instability.
     
  • Free – Accessible to all, CrisisWatch helps raise awareness and understanding of the world’s deadliest conflicts and less-watched crises.
     
  • Easy to use, anywhere – You can read CrisisWatch and use the map on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Download our CrisisWatch flyer.

Methodology

Towards the end of every month the Research Unit in Brussels uses situation reports from our field analysts and open source media to draft over 70 country entries. Field analysts check them for accuracy and work with our research team to allocate each country an arrow indicating whether the situation has improved, deteriorated or stayed more or less constant relative to the previous month, and decide whether to allocate a Conflict Risk Alert or Conflict Resolution Opportunity, or both, for the coming month.

For more information, please write to the Research Unit at research@crisisgroup.org.

CrisisWatch Team

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender
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Amelia Branczik

Research Manager
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Ned Dalby

Senior Research Analyst
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Julie David de Lossy

Publications Officer