List of number of conflicts per year

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This page tracks the number of military conflicts with more than 1,000 fatalities, a categorization used by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program.[1] It covers past years. For a list of ongoing conflicts, see the List of ongoing armed conflicts.

Number of conflicts per year[edit]

Year +10,000 +1,000 Map and evolution
  Major wars, 10,000+ deaths in year
  Wars, 1,000–9,999 deaths in year
Armed conflict-related fatalities by country
2015 4 10
Main conflicts in 2015
Rank Country Deaths[n 1]
1  Syria Positive decrease 55,219
2  Afghanistan Negative increase 36,345
3  Iraq Negative increase 24,113
4  Nigeria Positive decrease 10,677
5  Mexico Negative increase 8,122
6  Yemen Negative increase 6,425
7  Pakistan Positive decrease 4,612[4]
8  Ukraine Positive decrease 4,344
9  Somalia Positive decrease 4,087
10  South Sudan Positive decrease 3,258
11  Sudan Positive decrease 3,216
12  Egypt Negative increase 2,836
13  Libya Positive decrease 2,706
14  Democratic Republic of the Congo Negative increase 1,699
15  Cameroon Negative increase 1,429
16  Niger Negative increase 986
17  Myanmar Negative increase 881
18  Ethiopia Negative increase 602
19  Burundi Negative increase 551
20  India Positive decrease 534
21  Philippines Negative increase 501
22  CAR Positive decrease 475
23  Mali Negative increase 414
24  Colombia Positive decrease 410
25  Thailand Positive decrease 246
26  Russia Positive decrease 209
27  China Positive decrease 197
28  Israel/ Palestine Positive decrease 190
29  Lebanon Positive decrease 91
30  Iran Negative increase 64
2014 5 10
Main conflicts in 2014
Rank Country Deaths[2][10]
1  Syria Negative increase 76,021
2  South Sudan Negative increase 50,000
3  Iraq Negative increase 24,000
4  Afghanistan Negative increase 14,638
5  Nigeria Negative increase 11,360
6  Mexico Positive decrease 7,504 [11][12]
7  Ukraine Negative increase 5,798
8  Pakistan Positive decrease 5,496
9  Somalia Negative increase 4,447
10  Sudan Positive decrease 3,892
11  Central African Republic Negative increase 3,347
12  Libya Negative increase 2,825
13  Israel/ Palestine Negative increase 2,365
14  Yemen Negative increase 1,500
15  Cameroon Negative increase 1,366
16  Democratic Republic of the Congo Positive decrease 1,235
17  Egypt Negative increase 1,176
18  India Negative increase 976
19  Kenya Positive decrease 618
20  China Negative increase 500
21  Colombia Negative increase 459
22  Philippines Negative increase 386
23  Mali Positive decrease 380
24  Russia Positive decrease 341
25  Thailand Positive decrease 330
26  Ethiopia Negative increase 309
27  Lebanon Negative increase 297
28  Algeria Positive decrease 242
29  Bangladesh Negative increase 76
30  Armenia/ Azerbaijan Negative increase 71
2013 3 10
Main conflicts in 2013
Rank Country Deaths[2][20]
1  Syria 73,447
2  Mexico 11,324[21][22]
3  Afghanistan 10,172
4  Iraq 9,742
5  Sudan 6,816
6  Pakistan 5,739 [23]
7  Nigeria 4,727
8  South Sudan 4,168
9  Somalia 3,153
10  Central African Republic 2,364
11  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,976
12  India 885 [24]
13  Mali 870
14  Egypt 730
15  Kenya 705
16  Libya 643
17  Yemen 600
18  Russia 529 [25]
19  Thailand 455
20  Algeria 340
21  Philippines 322
22  Colombia 124
23  Myanmar 62
2012 2 6
Rank Country Deaths
1  Mexico 18,061 [26]
2  Syria 14,825 [27]
3  Afghanistan 7,225 [28]
4  Iraq 4,622 [29]
5  Pakistan 5,211 [23]
6  Somalia 2,445 [30]
7  Yemen 2,328 [31]
8  Sudan 1,119 [32]
9  Nigeria 812 [33]
10  Turkey 811 [34]
11  India 803 [24]
12  Russia 700 [25]
13  Democratic Republic of the Congo 611 [35]
14  Algeria 244 [36]
15  Colombia 211 [37]
16  South Sudan 137 [38]
2011 1 3
Rank Country Deaths
1  Mexico 24,068
2  Libya 9,400
3  Pakistan 6,303 [23]
4  Iraq 4,153 [29]
5  India 1,073 [24]
6  Russia 750 [25]
7    Nepal 19 [39]
2010
Rank Country Deaths
1  Pakistan 7,435 [23]
2  Iraq 4,167 [29]
3  India 1,902 [24]
4  Russia 749 [25]
5    Nepal 38 [39]
2009
Rank Country Deaths
1  Sri Lanka 15,565 [40]
2  Pakistan 11,704 [23]
3  Iraq 5,369 [29]
4  India 2,232 [24]
5    Nepal 50 [39]
2008
Rank Country Deaths
1  Sri Lanka 11,144 [40]
2  Iraq 10,271 [29]
3  Pakistan 6,715 [23]
4  India 2,619 [24]
5    Nepal 81 [39]
2007
Rank Country Deaths
1  Iraq 26,036 [29]
2  Sri Lanka 4,377 [40]
3  Pakistan 3,598 [23]
4  India 2,615 [24]
5    Nepal 99 [39]
2006
Rank Country Deaths
1  Iraq 29,451 [40]
2  Sri Lanka 4,126 [29]
3  India 2,770 [24]
4  Pakistan 1,471 [23]
5    Nepal 480 [39]
2005
Rank Country Deaths
1  Iraq 16,583 [29]
2  India 3,259 [24]
3    Nepal 1,845 [39]
4  Pakistan 648 [23]
5  Sri Lanka 330 [40]
2004
Rank Country Deaths
1  Iraq 11,736 [29]
2    Nepal 2,451 [39]
3  Pakistan 863 [23]
4  Sri Lanka 109 [40]
2003
Rank Country Deaths
1  Iraq 12,125 [29]
2    Nepal 2,105 [39]
3  Pakistan 189 [23]
4  Sri Lanka 59 [40]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Data for African countries are based on ACLED, excluding riots/protests-related fatalities[2]"ACLED Version 6 (1997–2015)". Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project. Archived from the original on 18 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.[3]