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19/09/2015

International Day of Peace? But There Are Over 40 Armed Conflicts Now Unfolding Around the World

Human Wrongs Watch

As you read this, there are more than 40 conflicts unfolding in countries around the world. Many of them don’t get the media or policy attention of the wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan or Ukraine, and they may not have the same geopolitical or economic importance. But the toll of decades-long conflicts – from Colombia to the Ogaden, from Kashmir to Western Sahara – is just as devastating for the people who live there. (ReadForgotten Conflicts).

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**Map created by emmeline emmeline | © OpenStreetMap contributors © CartoDB, CartoDB attribution | Source IRIN

Now the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling for the laying down of arms and a 24-hour cease-fire on 21 September, which is observed around the world each year as the International Day of Peace.*

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