Conflicts & Disasters

Topic(s)
Conflict
Research and Evidence

The following data sources provide information on conflict and disasters, including events, actors and affected populations, and locations. The data are provided through datasets, graphics, dashboards, and reports. Data may be provided at the national or sub-national level and are usually updated annually or quarterly. 

These data are useful to better understand the conflict context and how it may impact populations and education provision. This data can inform education programming by helping practitioners and policymakers to understand the volatility of a conflict in different locations. This data can sometimes be used to measure attacks on education, including attacks on students, education personnel, and schools.

If you are new to conflict and disaster data navigation, you can access our webinar on how to navigate this data here. Please note that conflict data and population data are covered in the same webinar.

Database

Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP)

Published by
Uppsala Universitet Department of Peace and Conflict Research

This data provides georeferenced data on conflicts with a minimum of 25 battle-related deaths as well as linked data that may be relevant for understanding the conflict. Data include conflict parties, events and casualties, and distinguishes between three types of violence (state-based, non-state, and one-sided violence). 

English
Database

Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset (ACLED)

Published by
Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset (ACLED)

This dataset provides georeferenced data on political violence and protests from developing countries. Data include the dates, locations, and fatalities of battles, violence against civilians, riots, and protests. 

English
Website

Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)

Published by
Global Coalition to Protection Education from Attack (GCPEA)

The GCPEA was established by organizations who were concerned about on-going attacks on educational institutions in countries affected by conflict and insecurity. The website provides a periodic report with data on physical attacks on education globally.

English
Database

Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT)

Published by
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Université catholique de Louvain

EM-DAT provides data on natural disasters, technological disasters, and famines. Data include the dates; the number of people killed, injured, or affected; and the financial damage. 

English