Tracking Conflict Worldwide

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.

Global Overview

Outlook for This Month August 2022

Conflict Risk Alerts

Resolution Opportunities

Trends for Last Month July 2022

Improved Situations

Our monthly conflict tracker highlights one conflict resolution opportunity and two conflict risk alerts in August.

  • In Yemen, warring parties could agree to extend the UN-mediated truce beyond its 2 August expiry. Failure to prolong it risks a return to front-line fighting as well as cross-border hostilities between the Huthis and Saudi Arabia.
  • U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan in August raises the risk of an unintended crisis between the U.S. and China, after Beijing in July threatened a military response.

CrisisWatch assesses deteriorations in seven countries in July.

  • Jihadist attacks in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, including the Islamic State West Africa Province’s storming of a prison, confirmed the militants’ ability to strike far beyond their North East strongholds.
  • Amid stalled government formation efforts in Iraq, tensions among rival Shiite factions escalated as cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s supporters stormed parliament in the capital Baghdad.
  • In Myanmar, the regime conducted the country’s first judicial executions since 1988, provoking widespread condemnation and jeopardising international efforts to address the crisis.
  • Turf wars between gangs in Haiti killed over 300 people and exacerbated the humanitarian crisis, forcing thousands to flee their homes and leaving many more trapped without enough food, water or medical supplies.
  • In Uzbekistan, demonstrations in the autonomous Karakalpakstan region against the government’s proposed constitutional amendments turned violent as police clashed with protesters, killing at least 18 people.

Last, our conflict tracker welcomes one improvement in July.

  • In an important step toward national reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire, President Ouattara met with former presidents Gbagbo and Bédié in the first trilateral meeting since the 2010-2011 post-election crisis.

Aside from the scores of conflict situations we usually assess, we tracked notable developments in July in Brazil, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda and Togo.

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