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19 Jun 2017 description

May 29th marked the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. More than 3,500 peacekeepers have died since the first mission in 1948. As of April 30, 2017, over 112,000 troops, observers, police, and civilians representing 124 countries were participating in 16 UN Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKOs) at a cost of $7.87 billion. However, UN peacekeeping represents only one part of the international community’s investment toward the prevention of relapse into violent conflict.

18 Apr 2017 description

Aid organization workers continue to be killed, injured or kidnapped in the world’s most dangerous humanitarian crises. In 2016, there were 150 attacks on aid workers in 20 countries affecting 238 workers of which 88 were killed. In 2017 there were 35 aid workers killed in 22 attacks through March.

15 Mar 2017 description

Ongoing conflict and insecurity in South Sudan has forced an estimated 3.5 million South Sudanese to be displaced. Close to 1.9 million are internally displaced, and there are over 1.6 million refugees and asylum-seekers in neighboring countries. Displacement has significantly increased in recent months—over half a million refugees have fled the country since July 1, 2016.

07 Dec 2016 description

Approximately 12 million people lived in protracted refugee situations* around the world at the end of 2015, comprising nearly two-thirds of the global refugee population. A protracted refugee situation exists when 25,000 or more refugees originating from the same country have sought refuge in another country for at least five consecutive years.

*These numbers include people in a refugee-like situation

16 Mar 2016 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU is implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available unclassified data as of March 4, 2016.

23 Dec 2015 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU has begun implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece, while efforts to increase reception and temporary shelter capacity in Balkan states continue. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available data as of December 14, 2015.

19 Aug 2015 description

This map, prepared for World Humanitarian Day 2015, shows the generalized subnational areas around the world of limited humanitarian access and security due to conflict in 2014 – 2015, as well as a bar chart showing the trend of increased attacks on humanitarian aid workers since 2000.

18 Mar 2014 description

As the Syria conflict enters its fourth year, the number of refugees fleeing Syria has now surpassed the number of refugees originating from Afghanistan. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of Syrians continue to flee their country daily and the UN projects that the number of refugees from Syria could increase to 4.1 million by the end of 2014.

06 Nov 2013 description

Surveys in neighboring countries reveal border areas where HIV prevalence may also be high in South Sudan. The primary source of HIV surveillance data in South Sudan comes from pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC). However, ANC data tend to overestimate HIV prevalence in the general population and may not even be representative of pregnant women living in the areas immediately surrounding the clinic. Less than half of South Sudanese women receive antenatal care at a health facility.

17 Oct 2011 description

This map portrays villages in Darfur that the U.S. Government has confirmed as destroyed or damaged between February 2003 and December 2010. This map also portrays villages where the U.S.
Government confirmed there was no evidence of damage at the time of evaluation. The data reflect only what analysts have been able to identify and confirm so far. A destroyed village is defined as confirmed evidence of complete destruction of the village. A damaged village is defined as confirmed evidence of partial destruction. Village destruction has continued each year since 2003.

28 Jan 2011 description

The map above portrays villages in Darfur that the U.S. Government has confirmed as destroyed or damaged between February 2003 and December 2010. The data reflect only what analysts have been able to identify and confirm so far. Numerous villages have not yet been evaluated. Where it is possible, the year or year range of confirmed damage or destruction has been determined. A destroyed village is defined as confirmed evidence of complete destruction of the village. A damaged village is defined as confirmed evidence of partial destruction.

05 Apr 2010 description

These maps from the Humanitarian Information Unit depict villages confirmed to have been damaged or destroyed in the Darfur region of Sudan between 2003 and 2009.  This release of data from the U.S. Government is current through December 2009, and is depicted in two forms:

05 Apr 2010 description

These maps from the Humanitarian Information Unit depict villages confirmed to have been damaged or destroyed in the Darfur region of Sudan between 2003 and 2009.  This release of data from the U.S. Government is current through December 2009, and is depicted in two forms:

31 Aug 2009 description

This map portrays villages in Darfur that the U.S. Government has confirmed as destroyed or damaged between February 2003 and August 2009. This map also portrays villages where the U.S. Government confirmed there was no evidence of damage at the time of evaluation. The data reflect only what analysts have been able to identify and confirm so far. Numerous villages have not yet been evaluated. A destroyed village is defined as confirmed evidence of complete destruction
of the village. A damaged village is defined as confirmed evidence of partial destruction.

31 Aug 2009 description

This document includes a map and a map series. The central map portrays villages in Darfur that the U.S. Government has confirmed as destroyed or damaged between February 2003 and August 2009. The data reflect only what analysts have been able to identify and confirm so far. Numerous villages have not yet been evaluated. Where it is possible, the year or year range of confirmed damage or destruction has been determined. A destroyed village is defined as confirmed evidence of complete destruction of the village. A damaged village is defined as confirmed evidence of partial destruction.

18 Sep 2008 description

Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.