Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

Collecting, analyzing, and mapping data related to crises around the world

Every year, around 1.6 million people lose their lives amid armed conflict, protest, and political unrest. ACLED analyzes where outbreaks of violence occur around the world to mobilize protection for vulnerable people.

Partnership start date: 2018

Total funding committed: $192,575

Sustainable Development Goals:

  • No Poverty (1)
  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (16)

Region: Global

Website: https://www.acleddata.com

What they do
ACLED is a centralized hub for data on all reported instances of political violence and protest events across Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. By tracking and mapping the dates, actors, types of violence, locations, and fatalities stemming from these events, ACLED creates a comprehensive record of conflict—and a resource for humanitarian nonprofits to consult to determine areas of greatest need.

What our partnership does
Mapping violence and conflict data from around the world enables analysts and humanitarian workers to see where unrest is clustered and better strategize how to deliver aid. Through a partnership with Tableau Foundation, ACLED is building conflict maps in Tableau that can be updated and referenced in real time.

Explore the latest on ACLED

Visualizing armed conflict around the world

The Tableau Public community worked with ACLED to create compelling visualizations for some of their most complex data sets.

Read More