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 List of ongoing armed conflicts.

Number of conflicts per year[edit]

Year +10,000 +1,000 Map & 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 decrease55,219
2  Afghanistan Negative increase36,345
3  Iraq Negative increase24,113
4  Nigeria Positive decrease10,677
5  Mexico Negative increase8,122
6  Yemen Negative increase6,425
7  Pakistan Positive decrease4,612[4]
8  Ukraine Positive decrease4,344
9  Somalia Positive decrease4,087
10  South Sudan Positive decrease3,258
11  Sudan Positive decrease3,216
12  Egypt Negative increase2,836
13  Libya Positive decrease2,706
14  Democratic Republic of the Congo Negative increase1,699
15  Cameroon Negative increase1,429
16  Niger Negative increase986
17  Myanmar Negative increase881
18  Ethiopia Negative increase602
19  Burundi Negative increase551
20  India Positive decrease534
21  Philippines Negative increase501
22  CAR Positive decrease475
23  Mali Negative increase414
24  Colombia Positive decrease410
25  Thailand Positive decrease246
26  Russia Positive decrease209
27  China Positive decrease197
28  Israel/ Palestine Positive decrease190
29  Lebanon Positive decrease91
30  Iran Negative increase64
2014 5 10
Main conflicts in 2014
Rank Country Deaths[2][10]
1  Syria Negative increase76,021
2  South Sudan Negative increase50,000
3  Iraq Negative increase24,000
4  Afghanistan Negative increase14,638
5  Nigeria Negative increase11,360
6  Mexico Positive decrease7,504 [11][12]
7  Ukraine Negative increase5,798
8  Pakistan Positive decrease5,496
9  Somalia Negative increase4,447
10  Sudan Positive decrease3,892
11  Central African Republic Negative increase3,347
12  Libya Negative increase2,825
13  Israel/ Palestine Negative increase2,365
14  Yemen Negative increase1,500
15  Cameroon Negative increase1,366
16  Democratic Republic of the Congo Positive decrease1,235
17  Egypt Negative increase1,176
18  India Negative increase976
19  Kenya Positive decrease618
20  China Negative increase500
21  Colombia Negative increase459
22  Philippines Negative increase386
23  Mali Positive decrease380
24  Russia Positive decrease341
25  Thailand Positive decrease330
26  Ethiopia Negative increase309
27  Lebanon Negative increase297
28  Algeria Positive decrease242
29  Bangladesh Negative increase76
30  Armenia/ Azerbaijan Negative increase71
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
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  33. ^ http://www.ucdp.uu.se/gpdatabase/gpcountry.php?id=119&regionSelect=2-Southern_Africa#
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Notes
  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. Retrieved 6 January 2016. [3]