Factors that influence international crises and cause forced migrations
War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries. This map shows major violent events that took place in the past five years. Data is retrieved from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). ACLED is a disaggregated conflict collection, analysis and crisis mapping project that collects the dates, actors, types of violence, locations, and fatalities of all reported political violence and protest events.(link)
BATTLES are violent clashes between at least two armed groups. REMOTE violence refers to events where an explosion, bomb or other explosive device was used to engage in conflict. They include one-sided violent events in which the tool for engaging in conflict creates asymmetry by taking away the ability of the target to engage or defend themselves and their location (for example suicidal attacks or drone strikes). CIVILIAN refers to violent attacks on unarmed civilians.