General Information July 2024

(You may all be painfully aware that war is on the rise. The use of force is increasingly unchecked as more World leaders pursue their ends militarily and diplomats struggle to make gains. New crises keep emerging to dominate the conversation, diverting attention from the conflicts already underway. Recent wars have killed hundreds of thousands, displaced millions and left more people in need of life-saving aid than in previous decades.)

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CrisisWatch: Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - July 2024

Deteriorated Situations: South China Sea Democratic Republic of Congo Sudan Kenya Burkina Faso Israel/Palestine

Resolution Opportunities: None Improved Situations: None

CrisisWatch monthly conflict tracker highlights five conflict risks in July.

Jihadists in Burkina Faso killed over 100 soldiers in what could amount to the deadliest attack on the military since anti-jihadist operations began in 2015. The incident exposed and fuelled divisions within the armed forces, leading to speculation of threats to the regime’s grip on power.

The spectre of all-out conflict between Israel and Hizbollah loomed large as cross-border attacks intensified, with Israel targeting southern Lebanon with deadly airstrikes and Hizbollah launching major rocket and drone attacks on northern Israel.

The Rapid Support Forces advanced into Sudan’s Sennar state, storming the capital Sinja and forcing thousands to flee. The paramilitary could take over the entire state in coming weeks, expanding hostilities to previously peaceful parts of the country.

Tensions mounted in the run-up to Venezuela’s presidential poll on 28 July as the Maduro government, unwilling to relinquish power, continued to manipulate electoral conditions. Outright fraud remains possible.

CrisisWatch Identified Six Deteriorations in June. Notably:

Israel escalated deadly violence on Palestinians in the West Bank and approved plans to recognise illegal settlements there, as its deadly assault on the Gaza Strip continued.

Thousands took to the streets in Kenya to reject a controversial finance bill, prompting clashes with security forces that left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Islamic State-affiliated Allied Democratic Forces sharply escalated attacks in North Kivu province, killing hundreds of civilians.

China Coast Guard boats shoved into four Philippine navy vessels in the South China Sea, injuring eight navy personnel and further straining ties between Beijing and Manila.

Aside from the scores of conflict situations CrisisWatch regularly assess, we tracked significant developments in: Bolivia, Cuba, Gabon, Honduras, Madagascar, Moldova, New Caledonia and South Africa.

[CrisisWatch Global Conflict Tracker, an early warning tool designed to help prevent deadly violence. It keps decsion-makers up-to-date with developments in over 70 conflicts and crises every month, identifying trends and alerting them to risks of escalation and opportunities to advance peace. In addition, CrisisWatch monitors over 50 situations (“standby monitoring”) to offer timely information if developments indicate a drift toward violence or instability.]

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