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 July 2022

Conflict Risk Alerts

Resolution Opportunities

Trends for Last Month June 2022

Deteriorated Situations

Improved Situations

Our monthly conflict tracker highlights one conflict resolution opportunity in July.

  • In Ethiopia, the Tigray leadership and the federal government both announced their readiness for direct talks, which could begin within weeks, marking a turning point in the long-running civil war.

CrisisWatch assesses deteriorations in six countries in June, including:

  • Violence skyrocketed in Mali, leaving hundreds killed as jihadist groups launched multiple attacks and engaged in intense fighting with security forces, notably in central regions.
  • In Mozambique, Islamist insurgents advanced into the southern districts of Cabo Delgado province, launching attacks in areas previously unaffected by the nearly five-year old insurgency.
  • After leaders from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party made derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad, tensions rose as thousands took to the streets across India.
  • Anti-government protests demanding lower fuel prices and limits to the expansion of extractive industries turned violent in Ecuador as demonstrators clashed with security forces.

Last, our conflict tracker welcomes two improvements in June.

  • In Colombia, all parties recognised the presidential victory of leftist candidate and former guerrilla Gustavo Petro, paving the way for a peaceful transfer of power and quelling fears of post-electoral violence.
  • Warring parties renewed the UN-mediated April truce in Yemen for two months, making it the longest pause in effect since the start of the war in 2015.

Aside from the scores of conflict situations we usually assess, we track notable developments in June in Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Rwanda, and Togo.

CrisisWatch Digests

Our CrisisWatch Digests for EthiopiaLebanon and Somalia offer a monthly one-page snapshot of conflict-related country trends in a clear, accessible format, using a map of the region to pinpoint developments:

View the June 2022 CrisisWatch Digest on Ethiopia here.

View the June 2022 CrisisWatch Digest on Lebanon