The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is pleased to announce the incorporation of new partner data collected by Front Line Defenders, an international non-governmental organization committed to protecting human rights defenders at risk. Contributions from Front Line
The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is pleased to announce the incorporation of new partner data collected by ProtectDefenders.eu, the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism. ProtectDefenders.eu data improve ACLED’s coverage of attacks on human rights defenders
Last week, there were few significant developments in the Balkans and Southeastern and Eastern Europe with protests and riots on predominantly local issues reported, similar to past weeks. In Serbia, opposition parties announced a boycott of the upcoming elections. The
Key developments that took place over the past week include Houthi drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and Israeli airstrikes in Syria. Hezbollah also shot down an Israeli drone in southern Lebanon at the beginning of the week.
During the past week, Africa’s notable violence occurred in several typical hotspots: Al Shabaab attacks targeted government officials in Somalia; intensified battles between Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) continued in Libya; violence
The key trends in South and Southeast Asia last week include: significant Taliban incursions in northern Afghanistan; the ongoing security crackdown in Kashmir; border tensions between India and China; and continued clashes in Shan and Rakhine states in Myanmar. In
Last week, key developments in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Balkans were the peaceful protests for free and fair elections in the run-up to Russia’s local elections and the prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine, which did not affect
Last week in the Middle East, battles continued in Yemen between pro-Hadi and pro-Houthi forces, as well as with separatist movements backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the south. While clashes in Syria fell following the ceasefire declaration,
Last week, in South and Southeast Asia, key trends included: high levels of organized violence and reported fatalities as peace negotiations regarding the conflict in Afghanistan were called off; ongoing clashes between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups in
During the first week of September, clashes erupted in the Central African Republic while violence persisted in Nigeria and Cameroon. Protests and violent demonstrations against xenophobic attacks in South Africa were held in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia.