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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Myanmar, Nepal, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.  This depiction of areas of conflict more accurately displays where conflict has been occurring in Africa and the sub-national and transnational nature of these conflicts.  In a follow-on project, this new visualization will be used to analyze the relationship between conflict and geo-spatial factors that are also not related to national boundaries, such as topography, natural resources, demographic distributions, and climatic hazards .

    The map categorizes conflict-affected areas into three types of conflict: Armed Conflict, Inter-communal Strife, and Political Violence.  In many cases, armed conflicts and political violence are based on inter-communal strife.  The locations of violent food riots and targeted attacks associated with terrorism during 2007-2008 have also been plotted on this map.  Disputed border conflicts are also identified on this map.

    This map is intended for poster-size printing.

    Note: Map production date estimated.


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania

    Burundian refugees began arriving in asylum countries in advance of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement in April that he would seek a third term in office, and refugee arrivals increased following a subsequent coup attempt. Another surge in displacement began in October as the violence continued and a series of high profile assassinations and assassination attempts occurred. IDP numbers are probably very underestimated — IOM has conducted surveys of IDPs in only 2 of 18 provinces since the conflict began.


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World

    Approximately 12 million people lived in protracted refugee situations* around the world at the end of 2015, comprising nearly two-thirds of the global refugee population. A protracted refugee situation exists when 25,000 or more refugees originating from the same country have sought refuge in another country for at least five consecutive years.

    *These numbers include people in a refugee-like situation


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania

    Burundi has continued to endure large scale displacement since President Nkurunziza’s announcement in April 2015 to run for a third term in office, with 3 million people now in need of humanitarian assistance. A total of 325,850 Burundians have fled the country since April 2015, the vast majority to Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In October 2016 alone, 10,000 refugees arrived in Tanzania. An estimated 110,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) throughout Burundi have been forced from their homes due to violence and natural disaters. Major funding gaps for humanitarian assistance exist; as of 31 October, UNHCR had only received about 49% of its $180.6 million appeal for 2016.


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Haiti, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, United Republic of Tanzania, World

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000 sought to halve by 2015 the proportion of the world’s population without sustainable access to improved water sources and sanitation facilities. By 2015, about 2.6 billion additional people had gained access to improved water sources since 1990, the baseline year for the MDGs, thus meeting the MDG target. However, 663 million people still do not have access to improved water sources. While 2.1 billion people had gained access to improved sanitation facilities since 1990, 2.4 billion still do not have access, below the MDG target.


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Myanmar, Nepal, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.  This depiction of areas of conflict more accurately displays where conflict has been occurring in Africa and the sub-national and transnational nature of these conflicts. In a follow-on project, this new visualization will be used to analyze the relationship between conflict and geo-spatial factors that are also not related to national boundaries, such as topography, natural resources, demographic distributions, and climatic hazards .

    The map categorizes conflict-affected areas into three types of conflict: Armed Conflict, Inter-communal Strife, and Political Violence.  In many cases, armed conflicts and political violence are based on inter-communal strife.  The locations of violent food riots and targeted attacks associated with terrorism during 2007-2008 have also been plotted on this map.  Disputed border conflicts are also identified on this map.

    This map is intended for poster-size printing.

    Note: Map production date estimated.


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania

    Burundian refugees began arriving in asylum countries in advance of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement in April that he would seek a third term in office, and refugee arrivals increased following a subsequent coup attempt. Another surge in displacement began in October as the violence continued and a series of high profile assassinations and assassination attempts occurred. IDP numbers are probably very underestimated — IOM has conducted surveys of IDPs in only 2 of 18 provinces since the conflict began.


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World

    Approximately 12 million people lived in protracted refugee situations* around the world at the end of 2015, comprising nearly two-thirds of the global refugee population. A protracted refugee situation exists when 25,000 or more refugees originating from the same country have sought refuge in another country for at least five consecutive years.

    *These numbers include people in a refugee-like situation


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania

    Burundi has continued to endure large scale displacement since President Nkurunziza’s announcement in April 2015 to run for a third term in office, with 3 million people now in need of humanitarian assistance. A total of 325,850 Burundians have fled the country since April 2015, the vast majority to Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In October 2016 alone, 10,000 refugees arrived in Tanzania. An estimated 110,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) throughout Burundi have been forced from their homes due to violence and natural disaters. Major funding gaps for humanitarian assistance exist; as of 31 October, UNHCR had only received about 49% of its $180.6 million appeal for 2016.


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    Source: US Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Country: Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Haiti, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, United Republic of Tanzania, World

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000 sought to halve by 2015 the proportion of the world’s population without sustainable access to improved water sources and sanitation facilities. By 2015, about 2.6 billion additional people had gained access to improved water sources since 1990, the baseline year for the MDGs, thus meeting the MDG target. However, 663 million people still do not have access to improved water sources. While 2.1 billion people had gained access to improved sanitation facilities since 1990, 2.4 billion still do not have access, below the MDG target.