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Wars worldwide in 2018

A total of 28 wars or armed conflicts took place in these countries in 2018 (according to the Working Group on Cause of War):

Cameroon (Ambazonia) since 2018
5. Central African Republic since 2006
6. Democratic Republic of Congo since 2005
7. burundi since 2018 (armed conflict)
8a. Sudan (Darfur) since 2003
8b. Sudan (Blue Nile, South Kordofan) since 2011
9. South Sudan since 2010
10. Libya since 2011
11. Egypt since 2013
12. Somalia since 1988
13. Israel / Palestine since 2018 (armed conflict)
14. Ukraine
15. Turkey (Kurds) since 2004 16. Syria since 2011 17. Iraq since 1998 18a. Yemen (Al Qaeda) since 2010 18b. Yemen (Houthi) since 2014

Pakistan (Taliban) since 2007 (armed conflict)

21a. India (Kashmir) since 1990 21b. India (Naxalites) since 1997 22. Myanmar (East Myanmar) since 1948 23. Thailand (Southern Thailand) since 2004 (armed conflict) 24a. Philippines (Mindanao) since 1970 24b. Philippines (NPA) since 1970

In brackets: region or conflict party

The Working Group on Cause of War Research brings Once a year an overview of the wars and armed conflicts that took place in the previous year. According to this research facility, 24 wars and 4 so-called armed conflicts took place worldwide in 2018.

That is quite a large number and when you look at the world map, numerous countries are colored.

War is a term used to describe violent conflicts that persist and are organized. One of the warring parties must be a government’s regular armed forces. If these characteristics are not met, one speaks of an armed conflict instead of a war.

Not all wars affect an entire country, many are confined to a specific region of the country. In some countries there are several war regions, such as India and, since 2017, the Congo.

Some wars have been going on for many years, such as in Sudan. Other wars have broken out even though they have ended, for example the conflict in Burundi.

Two wars in Africa now also affect neighboring countries: the neighboring countries of Chad and Cameroon are also affected by the war in Nigeria.

A war and two armed conflicts started in 2018, namely in Cameroon, between Israel and Palestine and in Burundi.

The good news is that there will be one in 2018 decline from 31 to 28 conflicts. 2018 were two wars and four armed conflict ended. The war in Russia ended in the North Caucasus and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo the war in the Kasai region that started in 2016. The armed conflicts ended in Myanmar (Rohingya rebels), Algeria and Tunisia, and between Armenia and Azerbaijan.



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