There are 4 major wars going on right now
Not really a fun fact but worth thinking about…
You may think that the world is more peaceful than during World War 2 but there are still many wars going on.
In 2019 at least 117,669 people were killed in wars (about 17 times more than were killed in the WW2 D-day landings).
There are 4 major wars, 5 wars and 17 ongoing conflicts and 4 major wars going on right now.
A major war is classified 10,000 or more deaths in current or past year:
As of February 2020 there are four major wars going on:
- Afghanistan conflict
Cumulative fatalities: 1,240,000–2,000,000
- Mexican Drug War
Cumulative fatalities: 115,000
- Yemeni Crisis
Cumulative fatalities: 60,223–83,700
- Syrian Civila War:
Cumulative fatalities: 570,000
A War is 1,000–9,999 deaths in current or past year:
There are wars going on in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Kenya, Iraq and Libya.
Ongoing conflicts are 100–999 deaths in current or past year:
There are 17 ongoing conflicts in countries including Congo, India, Israel, Ecuador, Thailand, Uganda, Algeria, Chad, Ukraine etc… (follow link for more info)
Bonus fact: America has been at war for 227 of the 244 years of its existence since 1776