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Syrian Civil War

One of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twenty-first century, the Syrian Civil War that began in 2011 has resulted in over 400,000 deaths and the displacement of millions of refugees. Click here to learn more about the conflict and how you can support the peace process and humanitarian NGOs.

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Israel - Palestine Conflict

Dating back to the mid-20th century, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is considered by many to be the most intractable conflict of our age. Visit our resource centre to learn more about its causes, consequences and the peace process many hope will lead to its resolution

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Afghanistan War

In our resource centre on the conflict in Afghanistan you can find thousands of references to the Russian and US-led wars in Afghanistan, as well as other related issues including the Taliban, the Opium trade, women's rights, elections, humanitarian relief and the county's reconstruction.

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Iraq War

Based on a body of lies and misrepresentations, the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to hundreds of thousands of civilian and military casualties, laying the foundations for widespread instability and the rise of ISIS. Learn more about the war and its aftermath at our resource portal here.

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Turkey Attacks Kurds in Northern Syria

The world witnessed another backstabbing move from Trump, as he announced the end of the U.S. alliance with the Kurds to fight ISIS. Since then, Turkish military forces have launched several attacks in Northern Syria, starting a new deadly chapter in this ongoing war.

A Long Awaited Peace

The Yemeni conflict has its roots in the uprisings of the Arab spring, after the resignation of Abdullah Saleh, the current president Mansur Hadi won a one-candidate election in 2012. The Houthis, an anti-government group, expanded their territory forcing Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia. Now the news of a possible peace agreement between the government and the separatists brings hope of ending this bloody war.

US Iran Conflict

In May 2018 U.S. President Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal and reinstated drastic sanctions on Iran 6 months later. In May and June 2019 oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman by an unknown entity. The U.S. Government has immediately accused Iran. A false flag operation as a pretext for war? Find out more about this ongoing conflict.

Kashmir

Kashmir, a territorial conflict since 1947 between India and Pakistan, has experienced 3 wars and many human right allegations against the Indian and Pakistan government. The conflict is not over. On August 5 2019, the Indian government revoked Article 370 that guarantees special autonomy rights to this Muslim-majority state. Find current news and information here!

Venezuela

In the name of “democracy defence”, U.S. government has imposed sanctions against Venezuela’s PDVSA, the real reason being to take control over the huge oil market. The Venezuelan people are suffering the consequences of these crippling sanctions. Food and medicine shortages have triggered one of the largest migrant exodus in the world.

BDS Israel

Israel maintains a regime of colonialism and occupation over the Palestinian people, possible only because of international indifference. BDS Israel is a global campaign, with a growing number of supporters from around the world, that promotes various non-violent forms of international boycott against Israel until it fulfills its obligations to Palestine under international law.

War on Gaza

Another escalation of deadly conflict began in May 2019, after four Palestinians died while protesting along the Israeli border, and two Israeli soldiers were shot by snipers from Gaza. Israel's prime minister responded by ordering massive attacks in the Gaza Strip, marking the start of a three-day battle that became the worst exchange of attacks in recent years.

North Korea

Trump and Kim Jong-un met in the Hanoi Summit, back in February, to negotiate the end of North Korea’s nuclear program. But it ended without reaching an agreement, as both sides made demands the other couldn’t accept. After the recent test of a ballistic missile by North Korea, the negotiations fell off on a fragile point.

DRC Conflict

DRC is a country that has been trapped in a cycle of violence and political instability. With more than 13 million people needing humanitarian aid and 4.5 million Congolese displaced, this conflict threats to outbreak into a civil war similar to the one suffered by the country from 1997 to 2003 in which five million people died.

Sudanese Protests (2018-19)

Since December 2018, the Sudanese have been protesting peacefully against the economic deterioration of the country. The government responded violently leading to a coup d'état and the removal of president al-Bashir. The Sudanese continue to protest to this day.

2019 Iraq Protests

Since October.1st 2019, activists and the social media have been protesting against the 16 years of government corruption, unemployment and inefficient public services. They are now requesting an overthrow of the government. The government has been accused of using unnecessary force against the protesters. Follow the situation here.

2019 Bolivian Political Crisis

Following 19 days of civil protest due to the disputed 2019 electoral results, the military and police requested that president Evo Morales resign. Morales resigned on Nov.10th 2019. The following day, Mexico granted the Bolivian president exile. Morale's allies called the event a coup d'état. We have the latest on the situation. 

2019 Chile Protests

The protests began in response to the raise in subway fare, the increased cost of living in Chile and the inequality. Since October.18th, the protests have escalated to include violence and police brutality. Now a declared state of emergency, 19 Chileans have died, nearly 2,500 have been injured, and 2,840 have been arrested.

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Hero of the Month

Ahed Tamimi

Named by some people as the ‘Rosa Parks of Palestine’, this 16-year-old activist bravely stood up against the Israeli occupation and faced an 8 month sentence in prison. 

Featured Organisation of the Month

INCORE

The International Conflict Research Institute, was established in 1993 as a joint project of the UN University and the University of Ulster. Combining research, education and comparative analysis to address the causes, consequences and possible resolutions of conflicts.

Featured Online Resource of the Month

Insight on Conflict

Provides information on peacebuilding organisations. Although they make a real impact, their important work is often ignored due to lack of awareness and information. You can find out who local peacebuilders are, what they do and how to get in touch with them.