Friday, September 28, 2018

The Most Dangerous Places

The Most Dangerous Places interactive map visualizes the most dangerous locations in Africa and Asia. The map provides an overview of the number of fatalities from armed conflict that have happened since the beginning of 2017.

The map uses data from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) to plot the number of deaths from conflict per 100,000 people in each 3,000 km2. Click on any of the colored squares on the map and you can view how many fatalities there were from Jan 2017 to July 2018 (per 100,000 people). The colors of the individual squares on the map aren't actually related to how dangerous they are but provide a choropleth view of population density. The most dangerous locations are indicated by the larger red circles on the map.

When you click on a square events in the ACLED database for that location are also added to the map timeline. You can hover over the individual events on this timeline to read more details about the armed conflict which happened at that location on the selected date.

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