A map of the current armed conflicts ocurring 2018

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Ongoing armed conflicts in 2018; updated November 2018.


  Major wars, 10,000 or more deaths in current or past year
  Wars, 1,000–9,999 deaths in current or past year
  Minor conflicts, 100–999 deaths in current or past year
  Skirmishes and clashes, fewer than 100 deaths in current or past year

 

This list of ongoing armed conflicts is for the sole purpose of identifying present-day conflicts and the death toll associated with each conflict. The guidelines of inclusion are:

  • Armed conflicts consist in the use of armed force between two or more organized armed groups, governmental or non-governmental alike.[1]Interstate, intrastate and non-state armed conflicts are listed.
  • Fatality figures include battle-related deaths (military and civilian) as well as civilians intentionally targeted by the parties to an armed conflict. Only direct deaths resulting from violence are included for the current and past year; excess deaths indirectly resulting from famine, disease and disruption of services are included along with violent deaths only in the cumulative fatalities count, when available.
  • Listed conflicts are at least 100 cumulative deaths in total and at least 1 death in current or past calendar year.
  • Fatality totals may be underestimated or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 455+ indicates that at least 455 people have died) – the actual toll could be higher.
  • Location refers to the state(s) where the main violence takes place, not to the warring parties. Italics indicate disputed territories and unrecognized states.
  • Only states with ongoing military activity are listed, past states and states where conflicts are no longer active are omitted.
  • Military conflicts that no longer produce deaths are not listed here, but can be found in the historical list of wars and the list of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity.

10,000 or more deaths in current or past yearEdit

The 5 conflicts in the following list have caused at least 10,000 direct violent deaths in current or past calendar year.

Start of conflict Conflict Continent Location Cumulative fatalities Fatalities in 2017 Fatalities in 2018
1978 War in Afghanistan

Asia  Afghanistan 1,240,000–2,000,000[2] 13,997[n 1] 35,941[9]
2003 Iraq conflict

Asia  Iraq 288,000[10][dubious ] 13,187[10] 4,360[9]
2006 Mexican Drug War North America  Mexico 250,547[11][12][13] 31,174[14] 13,298[15]
2011 Syrian Civil War

Asia  Syria
 Turkey
185,984–498,593[n 2] 39,000[26] 26,524[27]
2011 Yemeni Crisis

Asia  Yemen
 Saudi Arabia
48,194[28] 16,817[29] 25,705[9][a]

1,000–9,999 deaths in current or past yearEdit

The 15 conflicts in the following list have caused at least 1,000 and fewer than 10,000 direct violent deaths in current or past calendar year.
Conflicts causing at least 1,000 deaths in one calendar year are considered wars by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program.[30]

Start of conflict Conflict Continent Location Cumulative fatalities Fatalities in 2017 Fatalities in 2018
1948 Internal conflict in Myanmar

Asia  Myanmar 130,000[31]–210,000[32] 6,700+[n 3] 171[9]
1969 Moro conflict Asia  Philippines 120,000[37] 1,384[n 4] 268[9]
1991 Somali Civil War

Africa  Somalia
 Kenya
500,000[54] 5,154[55][b] 3,952[9][c]
1998 Communal conflicts in Nigeria Africa  Nigeria 17,156[n 5] 1,097[55] 3,020[9]
2002 Insurgency in the Maghreb

Africa  Algeria
 Burkina Faso
 Libya
 Mali
 Niger
 Tunisia
17,649[n 6] 2,835[55][d] 2,254[9][e]
2003 War in Darfur Africa  Sudan 178,363[63] 1,109[55] 599[9]
2009 Boko Haram insurgency Africa  Nigeria
 Cameroon
 Niger
 Chad
51,567+[64][65] 3,110[55][f] 1,916[9][g]
2011 Libyan Crisis

Africa  Libya 29,859–42,253[n 7] 1,564[55] 727[9]
2011 Sinai insurgency Africa  Egypt 5,000+[57] 1,342[55] 740[9]
2011 South Kordofan conflict Africa  Sudan 7,000+[57][68] 1,225[55] 114[9]
2011 Ethnic violence in South Sudan

Africa  South Sudan
 Ethiopia
50,000–300,000[n 8] 3,646[55][h] 1,166[9][i]
2012 Central African Republic conflict Africa  Central African Republic 8,000+[57] 1,723[55] 838[9]
2012 Northern Mali conflict Africa  Mali 3,300+[61] 926[55] 1,285[9]
2014 War in Donbass Europe  Ukraine 10,303+[72] 288+[73] 1,088[74]
2016 Philippine Drug War Asia  Philippines 12,000[75] +7,080[76] +886[77][78]

100–999 deaths in current or past yearEdit

The 22 conflicts in the following list have caused at least 100 and fewer than 1,000 direct violent deaths in current or past calendar year.

Start of conflict Conflict Continent Location Cumulative fatalities Fatalities in 2017 Fatalities in 2018
1947 Kashmir conflict (Indo-Pakistani Wars)

Asia  India
 Pakistan
44,538–70,000+[n 9][81] 358[79] 298[79]
1948 Insurgency in Balochistan

Asia  Pakistan
 Iran
20,289–20,589+[n 10] 353[n 11][j] 377[89][90][91][92][k]
1963 Insurgency in Northeast India

Asia  India 25,000+[31] 103[93] 50[94]
1964 Colombian conflict South America  Colombia
 Venezuela
220,000[95] 78[96] 709[n 12][n 13][n 14][l]
1965 Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Asia  Palestine
 Israel
25,000[176] 89[177] 263[178]
1967 Naxalite–Maoist insurgency Asia  India 12,877–14,369+[179][180] 333[181] 345[182]
1969 CPP-NPA-NDF rebellion Asia  Philippines 43,388+[183] 45[184] 203[9]
1984 Kurdish–Turkish conflict

Asia  Turkey
 Iraq
 Syria
45,000+[n 15] 698[189][m] 479[190][9][n]
1989 Sectarian violence in Pakistan Asia  Pakistan 5,718[191] 231[191] 7[191]
1996 Allied Democratic Forces insurgency Africa  Uganda
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
3,353+[n 16] 221[192][55] 235[9]
1999 Ituri conflict Africa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 60,000+[193] 32[55] 369[9]
2004 Kivu conflict Africa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 11,873+[n 17] 848[192][195][55] 943[9]
2001 War in North-West Pakistan Asia  Pakistan 75000+[n 18] 514[87] 154[89]
2009 Insurgency in the North Caucasus Europe  Russia 4,053–4,084[n 19] 119[n 20] 13[214][215][216]
2009 Sudanese nomadic conflicts Africa  Sudan 5,000+[citation needed] 116[55] 18[9]
2013 Insurgency in Egypt Africa  Egypt 739+[57][217] 164[55] 40[9]
2013 Batwa-Luba clashes Africa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 561[57][55] 154[55]
2015 Burundian unrest Africa  Burundi 1,291[218] 177[55] 198[55]
2016 Kamwina Nsapu rebellion Africa  Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Angola
772+ 566+[55][o] 46[9]
2016 Oromo-Somali clashes Africa  Ethiopia 1,065+ 200+[219] 865[9]
2017 Anglophone Crisis Africa  Cameroon 852[p] 200+[citation needed] 652[9]
2017 Islamist insurgency in Mozambique Africa  Mozambique 230+[n 21] 69[n 22] 161[9]

Fewer than 100 deaths in current or past yearEdit

The 18 conflicts in the following list have caused at least 1 and fewer than 100 direct violent deaths in current or past calendar year.

Start of conflict Conflict Continent Location Cumulative fatalities Fatalities in 2017 Fatalities in 2018
1922 Arab separatism in Khuzestan

Asia  Iran 206–345[citation needed] 4[231][232][233] 10[234]
1946 Kurdish separatism in Iran Asia  Iran 13,100–35,000[n 23] 20[n 24] 62–66[242]
1960 South Thailand insurgency Asia  Thailand 6,706+[243][184] 44[184] 65[9]
1963 West Papua conflict Asia  Indonesia 150,000–400,000[n 25] 3[n 26] 11–13[251][252][253]
1975 Cabinda War Africa  Angola 30,000[254] 53[55] 4[9]
1979 Qatif conflict

Asia  Saudi Arabia 216–278[citation needed] 12–37[255] 5[9]
1980 Internal conflict in Peru South America  Peru 70,000[256] 16[n 27] 4[266]
1982 Casamance conflict Africa  Senegal 5,000[267] 0[55] 4[9]
1987 LRA insurgency Africa  Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Central African Republic
100,000+[268] 70[55][q] 14[9][r]
1988 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Asia  Armenia
 Azerbaijan
27,287+[n 28] 27[n 29] 4[n 30]
1989 Georgian–Ossetian conflict Asia  Georgia 1,500+ 0 1[290]
1960 Xinjiang conflict Asia  China 860+[176] 11[291][292]
1995 Second Afar insurgency Africa  Ethiopia 70,000+[293] 79[55][294]
1995 Ogaden insurgency Africa  Ethiopia 1,400–11,000[295] 27[55] 21[9]
1998 Dissident Irish Republican campaign Europe  United Kingdom
 Republic of Ireland
145[296] 0 1[296]
2004 Conflict in the Niger Delta

Africa  Nigeria 2,300+[297][298] 3[55]
2005 Insurgency in Paraguay South America  Paraguay 67 2[299][300] 1[301]
2013 RENAMO insurgency Africa  Mozambique 328+[57][302] 50[55]

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