This viz is totally inspired by the fabulous Sarah Barlett whom for #MakeoverMonday Wk34 2018 created a real cracker The Darkest Events. I really liked it because she didn’t go all mappy….. (i could resist personally – Conflict in Yemen) but her viz stuck with me for the enticing way it encouraged you to delve into each tragic event to learn a little more about the ongoing conflicts burdening our world today.
My take here focuses on 2018 to date (up to 28th July 2018) and filters the dataset to civilian fatalities only for the five countries stricken with the greatest loss.
The data is sourced from the Armed Conflict Location & Event data Project (ACLED). A source I fully intend to revisit.