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Armed conflicts hit post-WWII record in 2023 | News

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Number of conflicts worldwide hit 59 last year with 28 occurring in Africa.

More armed conflicts took place in 2023 than in any other year since the end of World War II, a new study has found.

The Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) said 59 armed conflicts took place worldwide last year, led by the wars in Ukraine and Gaza.

Twenty-eight of the conflicts were in Africa, followed by Asia with 17 and the Middle East with 10. Just three conflicts were recorded in Europe and a single example in the Americas.

Although the number of conflicts grew last year, the number of countries that…



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