List of ongoing political conflicts – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from List of ongoing conflicts)
Jump to: navigation,
search
For recent conflicts that are no longer significantly ongoing, see List of wars 2003–current.
Media_httpuploadwikim_fkczt

Media_httpbitswikimed_fglps

     Major wars – 1000+ deaths per year     Other conflicts

The following is a list of ongoing political conflicts that are taking place around the world and which continue to result in violent deaths. This list is for the sole purpose of identifying present-day conflicts and the death toll associated with each conflict. Fatality figures include both civilian and military deaths. Political conflicts which no longer produce violent deaths are not listed here, but can be found in the historical list of wars and the list of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity.

Contents

[edit] 1000+ deaths per year

Conflicts in the following list are currently causing at least 1000 violent deaths per year, a categorization used by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program[1] and recognised by the United Nations[2][3]. The UN also use the term “low intensity conflict“, which can overlap with the 1000 violent deaths per year categorization.[4]

Start of Conflict War/Conflict Location Cumulative fatalities
1967 Naxalite-Maoist insurgency

Media_httpuploadwikim_kayra

 India

10,500+ (1,100 in 2009)[5]
1978 Civil War in Afghanistan (5th Phase)

Media_httpuploadwikim_nitbt

 Afghanistan

600,000-2,000,000
1991 Somali Civil War (5th Phase)

Media_httpuploadwikim_jjkmm

 Somalia

300,000[6] –400,000[7]
2003 Civil war in Iraq

Media_httpuploadwikim_bgxdd

 Iraq

~100,000-1,000,000
2004 War in North-West Pakistan

Media_httpuploadwikim_cwmcd

 Pakistan

30,452[8]
2006 Mexican Drug War

Media_httpuploadwikim_fabdb

 Mexico

More than 28,000[9]
2009 Sudanese nomadic conflicts

Media_httpuploadwikim_vdagy

 Sudan

~2,500

[edit] Other conflicts

There are many other smaller-scale armed conflicts that are currently causing a smaller number of violent fatalities each year.

Start of Conflict War/Conflict Location Cumulative fatalities
1948 Internal conflict in Burma

Media_httpuploadwikim_idzdi

 Myanmar

~ 70,000
1948 Arab-Israeli Conflict

Media_httpuploadwikim_hxjvs

 Israel and

Media_httpuploadwikim_semgf

 Palestine

90,000[10][11]
1964 Colombian Armed Conflict

Media_httpuploadwikim_fhbbn

 Colombia

50,000 – 200,000 [12]
1964 Insurgency in Northeast India

Media_httpuploadwikim_kayra

 India

~ 25,000 [13]
1969 Papua Conflict

Media_httpuploadwikim_khiox

 Indonesia

75,000 – 100,000
1969[14] Communist & Islamic Insurgency[15]

Media_httpuploadwikim_fpaic

 Philippines

~120,000 [16]
1978 Turkey–Kurdistan Workers’ Party conflict

Media_httpuploadwikim_jbjdw

 Turkey

45,000[17]
1989 Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir

Media_httpuploadwikim_kayra

 India

~60,000
1995 Insurgency in Ogaden

Media_httpuploadwikim_bhxit

 Ethiopia

~3,000
1999 Crab wars

Media_httpuploadwikim_cheti

 North Korea and

Media_httpuploadwikim_syjyg

 South Korea

~100
2002 Insurgency in the Maghreb

Media_httpuploadwikim_kosja

 Algeria,

Media_httpuploadwikim_ctpba

 Mali,

Media_httpuploadwikim_xirdm

 Mauritania and

Media_httpuploadwikim_ggief

 Morocco

6000+
2004 Balochistan conflict

Media_httpuploadwikim_sajlq

 Iran and

Media_httpuploadwikim_cwmcd

 Pakistan

7,000+
2004 Iran–Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan conflict

Media_httpuploadwikim_sajlq

 Iran

150-300
2004 South Thailand insurgency

Media_httpuploadwikim_uidih

 Thailand

~3,000
2005 Fourth Civil War of Chad

Media_httpuploadwikim_qrilg

 Chad

1,140+
2008 Cambodian–Thai border stand-off

Media_httpuploadwikim_bfdhj

 Cambodia and

Media_httpuploadwikim_uidih

 Thailand

11-93
2009 Insurgency in the North Caucasus

Media_httpuploadwikim_dhjqc

 Russia

~900
2009 South Yemen Insurgency

Media_httpuploadwikim_dglav

 Yemen

120+
2010 Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown

Media_httpuploadwikim_dglav

 Yemen

170+

[edit] See also

Lists of wars by date

[edit] References

  1. ^ “Definitions”. http://www.pcr.uu.se/database/definitions_all.htm#inten. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ “The World at War”. GlobalSecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/index.html. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  3. ^ “Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups, A Manual & Guidelines for Practitioners”. http://ochaonline.un.org/humanitariannegotiations/Chapter1-2.htm#FNfour. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  4. ^ “UN peacekeeping chief says Darfur `a low-intensity conflict’ with 150 deaths a month”. http://www.startribune.com/nation/43815017.html?elr=KArks:DCiUMEaPc:UiacyKUUr. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  5. ^ “India’s Maoists offer ceasefire”. BBC News. 2010-02-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8529124.stm. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ Twentieth Century Atlas – Death Tolls and Casualty Statistics for Wars, Dictatorships and Genocides
  7. ^ Hundreds of thousands killed in years of war, says new president
  8. ^ http://www.vamban.com/global-war-on-terror-claims-30000-pakistani-casualties/
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-10860614
  10. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=N3LfkrrNM4QC&pg=PA215&dq=arab-israeli+fatalities&hl=en#v=onepage&q=arab-israeli%20fatalities&f=false]
  11. ^ Estimate Israel casualties of war
  12. ^ http://www.ploughshares.ca/libraries/ACRText/ACR-Colombia.html#Deaths
  13. ^ http://www.peri.umass.edu/fileadmin/pdf/dpe/modern_conflicts/death_tolls.pdf
  14. ^ This is disputed as some roots of the conflict originate back in the early 1900’s
  15. ^ Guide to the Philippines conflict BBC
  16. ^ The Mindanao Conflict in the Philippines: Roots, Costs, and Potential Peace Dividend
  17. ^ http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=132402&sectionid=351020204

[edit] External links

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s