CAR: The security situation in Bangui has reportedly deteriorated; 25 have been killed in renewed clashes. Violence has disrupted the April–May planting season, which will likely lead to below-average 2014–2015 harvests.
Syria: 241,000 people are estimated to be living under siege, 196,000 besieged by government forces, and 45,000 by opposition forces. Nearly 2,000 civilians are reported to have been killed in air strikes on Aleppo this year. Humanitarian access to both government and opposition controlled areas dropped significantly in May.
Iraq: 799 people were killed by violence in May, the highest monthly death toll this year, after 750 were killed in April. Among the dead were 603 civilians. Baghdad was worst hit, with 315 killed. None of the figures record victims of the fighting in Anbar.
Updated: 03/06/2014. Next update: 11/06/2014