Populations at Risk

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect applies an R2P lens to situations where populations are experiencing, or are at risk of, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or ethnic cleansing. For each population at risk we provide a background on the situation, an analysis of the factors putting populations at risk of mass atrocities, a timeline of the international response and a set of suggested necessary actions to protect populations and prevent further crimes.

Current Crisis

Mass atrocity crimes are occurring and urgent action is needed.

Imminent Risk

The situation is reaching a critical threshold and the risk of mass atrocity crimes occurring in the immediate future is very high if effective preventive action is not taken.

Serious Concern

There is a significant risk of occurrence, or recurrence, of mass atrocity crimes within the foreseeable future if effective action is not taken.

Previously Studied Situations

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect is also monitoring, or has previously followed, situations involving mass atrocity crimes in the following countries.