PRESS RELEASE: Explosion of violence in Muslim Mindanao in 2016

Taguig City, 29 November 2017—Violence in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) reached unprecedented levels in 2016, providing a preview of what would happen in 2017. This is according to Conflict Alert, a subnational conflict monitoring system developed by peacebuilding organization International Alert Philippines. Conflict Alert, which launched its 2017 report today, tracks the incidence, causes, and human costs of violent conflict in Mindanao. It has the largest database on subnational conflict, containing more than 40,000 violent conflict incidents gathered from police reports, print media, and community sources. The latest report highlights an 89% year-on-year increase in violent conflict…Read more