How to use CrisisWatch

CrisisWatch is our global conflict tracker, an early warning tool designed to help prevent deadly violence. It keeps decision-makers up-to-date with developments in over 70 conflicts and crises every month, identifying trends and alerting them to risks of escalation and opportunities to advance peace. In addition, CrisisWatch monitors over 50 situations (standby monitoring) to offer timely information if developments indicate a drift toward violence or instability. Entries dating back to 2003 provide easily searchable conflict histories.

How to Use CrisisWatch Video

  • Global Overview – Read the monthly Global Overview to find out where, in the month to come, there is a risk of escalation or an opportunity to advance peace, and which situations have deteriorated or improved in the past month.
  • Interactive Map – Use the interactive map to navigate quickly to the conflict situation you follow.
  • Entries – Read individual entries for short, sharp summaries of the month’s most significant political and security developments in over 70 conflict situations. Each entry is divided into thematic paragraphs introduced by an italicised heading summarising the “sub-conflict trend”.  
  • Database – Verify historical data by filtering all entries in our database dating back to 2003. Use this unique resource to check your facts or view conflict trajectories over time.
  • PDF Archive - Access our monthly CrisisWatch updates through a regional lens, with printable records on Africa, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.
  • On the move – Read CrisisWatch and use the map on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Subscribe to receive monthly email alerts as soon as we have updated the entries and published a new Global Overview.
  • Share with your colleagues and friends the latest updates, Global Overview or your selection from the database.

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