Humanitarian Fallout of Conflict

Deadly conflict and political crisis are driving human suffering on a staggering scale. A record high of over 65 million people have been forced from their homes and almost 74 million face acute hunger due primarily to conflict and violence. The last decade has seen an increase in war and political violence, yet that is not the only factor underlying this trend. Many actors – leaders, governments and non-state armed groups – are deepening human misery for their own ends, often deliberately inflicting pain on civilians or using political or military tactics despite the enormous human cost. Through its reporting and advocacy, Crisis Group seeks to increase understanding of these dynamics and inform policies to limit the human costs of conflict.

In The News

30 Jan 2022
Rather than punishing the Afghan people and making life difficult for them, we can restructure the sanctions regime so it targets the Taliban. ABC News

Ibraheem Bahiss

Analyst, Afghanistan
4 Nov 2021
If we do nothing, Afghanistan drifts into state collapse. The economic chokehold is squeezing the air out of the economy. Christian Science Monitor

Graeme Smith

Senior Consultant, Afghanistan
24 Aug 2021
An economic collapse [in Afghanistan] would lead to exactly the outcomes the Europeans fear most: more violence and more refugees. The Economist

Richard Gowan

UN Director
11 Jul 2021
Turkey can't afford economically or politically to absorb a new wave of refugees [from Syria]. AFP

Dareen Khalifa

Senior Analyst, Syria
18 Mar 2021
There are probably multiple agendas at play in Marib but the most urgent is the Houthis' belief they can take Marib city and end the war for the north [of Yemen]. Associated Press

Peter Salisbury

Former Senior Analyst, Yemen
1 Oct 2020
Sudan’s economy is in freefall and there has been limited international assistance. Al-Jazeera

Jonas Horner

Former Deputy Project Director, Horn of Africa & Senior Analyst, Sudan