New Websites: Afghanistan Conflict Monitor and Pakistan Conflict Monitor
The Human Security Report Project (HSRP) launched a new Conflict Monitors website to host the popular Afghanistan Conflict Monitor and Pakistan Conflict Monitor: www.conflictmonitors.org
The Conflict Monitors provide concise and current information on peace and security issues in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Each Monitor is a comprehensive knowledge hub that contains the best available news, research, and data.
In a new initiative, the Conflict Monitors now provide interactive charts and maps illustrating trends in violent incidents and civilian casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Special Feature: Civilian Casualties
In most conflicts, civilian casualty data simply do not exist, or are not publicly available. Neither warring parties nor international organizations are required to collect and publish such information.
Nonetheless, estimates of civilian casualties contribute to our understanding of the true costs of conflict. They can also be used by governments to develop harm-reduction strategies.
The data presented in the Conflict Monitors are from a variety of datasets and statistical sources created by organizations around the world.
Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan
The Afghanistan Conflict Monitor presents statistics on civilian casualties based on data from:
The UN Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA).
The Uppsala Conflict Data Program.
Trends in civilian casualties from Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks as well as the toll for humanitarian workers and journalists are also presented.
Learn more about civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
Civilian Casualties in Pakistan
The Pakistan Conflict Monitor presents statistics on civilian casualties based on data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Additional charts show trends in civilian casualties for a number of targeted groups including:
Learn more about civilian casualties in Pakistan.
About the Human Security Report Project
The Human Security Report Project (HSRP) is an independent, not-for-profit research centre affiliated with Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
The HSRP's mission is to provide the research, data, and analysis that are necessary for evidence-based policy-making in the areas of conflict prevention, peacemaking, and peacebuilding.
The HSRP makes content from the Conflict Monitors available through a variety of methods:
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Visit the Conflict Monitors: www.conflictmonitors.org