List of ongoing armed conflicts

List of ongoing armed conflicts, Wikipedia list article.

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Ongoing armed conflicts, as of May 2021 ::Major wars, 10,000+ deaths in current or past calendar year ::Wars, 1,000–9,999 deaths in current or past calendar year ::Minor conflicts, 100–999 deaths in current or past calendar year ::Skirmishes and clashes, 10–99 deaths in current or past calendar year

The following is a list of ongoing armed conflicts that are taking place around the world.


List parameters

This list of ongoing armed conflicts identifies present-day conflicts and the death toll associated with each conflict. The guidelines of inclusion are the following:

  • Armed conflicts consist in the use of armed force between two or more organized armed groups, governmental or non-governmental. 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, or disruption of services are included along with violent deaths in the cumulative fatalities count when available.
  • Listed conflicts have at least 100 cumulative deaths in total and at least 1 death in current or in the past calendar year.
  • Fatality totals may be inaccurate or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a take sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 455+ indicates that at least 455 people have died).
  • Location refers to the states where the main violence takes place, not to the warring parties. Italics indicate disputed territories and unrecognized states.
  • A territorial dispute or a protest movement which has not experienced deliberate and systemic deaths due to state or paramilitary violence is not considered to be an a... more
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