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This map shows the geographic areas of the present-day world where armed conflict is currently ongoing as of November 2008.

This is a list of ongoing conflicts that are happening around the world, 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. 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.

1000+ deaths per year

Conflicts in the following list are currently causing at least 1000 violent deaths per year (a United Nations categorization[1]).

Start of Conflict War/Conflict Location Cumulative fatalities Notes
1983 Sri Lankan Civil War Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 80,000 (+/-)[2]
1997 Kivu conflict File:Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo 4,000,000 (+/-)[3]
2001 War in Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan.png Afghanistan 35,000
2003 War in Darfur Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 500,000 (+/-)
2003 Iraq War File:Flag of Iraq.png Iraq 103,359+ - 1,136,920+ (see: Casualties of the Iraq War)
2004 War in North-West Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 11,345 (+/-)
1988 Somali Civil War Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia 300,000[4] - 400,000[5]
2000 Second Intifada Israel Israel & Template:Country data Palestinian AuthorityTemplate:Namespace detect showall Palestinian territories 7,315 (+/-)
2006 Mexican Drug War Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 8,400[6]

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 Kayin State Conflict File:Kayinstateflag.png Kayin and Template:Country data BurmaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Burma ~7,000
1964 Colombian Civil War Template:Country data ColombiaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Colombia ~52,000
1969 Communist and Islamic insurgency in the Philippines[7] Flag of the Philippines (1946–1985, 1986–1998).svg Philippines ~160,000+
1975 The Secret War Template:Country data LaosTemplate:Namespace detect showall Laos 2,000 - 3,000
1984 Turkey-PKK conflict PKK.svg PKK (Kurdish militants) and Turkey Turkey ~37,000
1987 Second Ugandan Civil War Template:Country data UgandaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Uganda ~12,000Template:Fact
1989 Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir India India ~60,000
1993 Ethnic conflict in Nagaland India India ~43,000[8]
1995 Insurgency in Ogaden Ethiopia (1983: Doomsday) Ethiopia ~125
1996 Naxalite-Maoist insurgency India East Central part of India ~4,483
2000 Second Chechen War Template:Country data Russian FederationTemplate:Namespace detect showall Russia and Template:Country data Chechen Republic of IchkeriaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Ichkeria ~90,000[9]
2002 Insurgency in the Maghreb Algeria Algeria, Template:Country data MauritaniaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Mauritania, and Template:Country data MoroccoTemplate:Namespace detect showall Morocco ~6000Template:Fact
2004 Balochistan conflict Template:Country data BalochistanTemplate:Namespace detect showall Balochistan and Template:Country data PakistanTemplate:Namespace detect showall Pakistan ~9,000[10]
2004 South Thailand insurgency Flag of Pattani.svg Patani and Thailand Thailand ~3,500 [11]
2004 Conflict in the Niger Delta Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria unknown
2005 Fourth Civil War of Chad Template:Country data ChadTemplate:Namespace detect showall Chad ~1,400Template:Fact
2007 Second Tuareg Rebellion Template:Country data MaliTemplate:Namespace detect showall Mali and Template:Country data NigerTemplate:Namespace detect showall Niger ~350[12]

See also

  • List of wars (including historical wars)
  • Modern warfare
  • Declaration of war
  • List of terrorist incidents

Template:Lists of wars by date


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  1. Gardini, Fausto. "The Demise of the Luxemburger Gazette". Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
  2. ASIANEWSNET as of end of 2008
  3. Template:Cite news
  4. Twentieth Century Atlas - Death Tolls and Casualty Statistics for Wars, Dictatorships and Genocides
  5. Hundreds of thousands killed in years of war, says new president
  6. bbc news.com. uk, elinuniversal.com, newamericamedia.com
  7. Guide to the Philippines conflict BBC
  8. Ethnic Conflict in India
  9. Gardini, Fausto. "The Demise of the Luxemburger Gazette". Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
  10. Gardini, Fausto. "The Demise of the Luxemburger Gazette". Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
  11. http://balita.ph/2008/12/05/five-dead-nine-wounded-in-narathiwat-bombing/
  12. Gardini, Fausto. "The Demise of the Luxemburger Gazette". Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
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