Deaths from global conflicts hit 30-year high since 2021, study finds

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Wars in Ethiopia, Ukraine and Gaza push total to 122,000 deaths in 59 conflicts in 2023, Peace Research Institute Oslo reports

Deaths from civil conflicts and battles across the world over the past three years have risen to the highest level in three decades, according to a new report.

Research by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (Prio) showed that while the number of battlefield deaths fell compared with the previous two years, since 2021 the overall number of conflict-related deaths, including of civilians, has risen to the highest level in 30 years.

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