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08 Nov 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Sri Lanka and Yemen. CrisisWatch also notes improved situations in China/Japan and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan).

01 Aug 2018 description

Global Overview JULY 2018

19 Jul 2018 description

Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2018. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List Updates include situations identified in the annual Watch List and/or a new focus of concern.

This update includes entries on:

  1. Mali’s Elections Are an Opportunity to Reboot the Peace Process

05 Jul 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Yemen, Syria and Somaliland. CrisisWatch also notes improved relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea, South Sudan’s leaders, Macedonia and Greece, as well as diplomatic engagement between North Korea and the U.S.

02 Jul 2018 description

Global Overview JUNE 2018

27 Jun 2018 description

A border dispute between Puntland and Somaliland has descended into open war. Drawn-out fighting would be disastrous for northern Somalia and could spread southward, rejuvenating jihadist groups. The UN, along with neighbouring states, should urgently broker a ceasefire and press both sides to enter negotiations.

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01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

02 May 2018 description

Global Overview APRIL 2018

03 Apr 2018 description

Global Overview MARCH 2018

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

02 Feb 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of new conflict in Somaliland, Afghanistan and Syria. CrisisWatch also notes that February's winter Olympics on the Korean Peninsula represent a chance for peace against a great background risk of war.

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017

20 Oct 2017 description

What happened? On 14 October 2017, twin truck bombings in Somalia’s capital,
Mogadishu, killed upwards of 300 people. Al-Shabaab, an Islamist insurgency, was almost certainly behind the attack, but has not claimed responsibility.

Why did it happen? Al-Shabaab has been fighting the government since 2007.
The targets of the attack are unclear, though may have been government buildings and the base of African Union forces fighting Al-Shabaab.

10 May 2017 description

The 11 May 2017 London Conference on Somalia will discuss boosting humanitarian aid and security reforms that will increase the army’s numbers to 18,000. But the government must tackle corruption and restart national reconciliation if it wants to build effectively on recent progress toward ending the 25-year conflict.

09 May 2017 description

Chronic conflict is preventing effective response to Somalia’s prolonged drought and humanitarian crisis. This special briefing, the third in a series of four examining the famine threats there and in Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria, urges Somalia to improve governance and promote countrywide clan reconciliation to end the war.

I. Overview

13 Apr 2017 description

For the first time in three decades, four countries, driven by war, verge on famine. Over coming weeks, Crisis Group will publish special briefings on Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria. Each conflict requires tailored response; all need increased aid and efforts to end the violence.

The last time the UN declared a famine was in 2011, in Somalia. The last time it faced more than one major famine simultaneously was more than three decades ago. Today we are on the brink of four – in Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan.