The International Crisis Group (ICG) is an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation, with over 100 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.
The staff are experts who are often quoted in the media.
a database with short histories of every conflict covered by ICG, and
a separate database with maps of every country covered by ICG (both to be found on the new databases page).
Further details of these and other new features are set out below.
ICG's new Databases page brings together a range of information on different conflicts and countries covered by ICG around the world. You can find this page in the navigation bar on ICG's home page. The purpose of the databases page is to give users a short concise history of each of the conflicts covered by ICG and recent developments.
The databases page contains the following 3 databases:
a.. The Conflict Histories database provides a brief but detailed historical overview of conflicts covered by ICG analysts, putting major events and historical currents into a historical narrative. Conflict Histories are searchable by country. To access this database, please click here. For example, to see the conflict history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, click here.
b.. The CrisisWatch database complements the Conflict Histories database. The CrisisWatch database allows searches by country and keyword of previous and current CrisisWatch bulletins since September 2003. For an example, click here to see the monthly conflict developments in the Congo since September 2003.
c.. The Maps database provides quick and easy access to all ICG country maps. To access the map database, please click here. This section of the page also provides links to other map databases, such as the UN's map page. To see the map for the Congo click here.
The other resources on our Databases page are tools to enable you to create your own RSS feed of the latest information from ICG's website, and to allow you to download the executive summaries of ICG's latest reports to your Palm or PDA:
a.. RSS feeds: An RSS feed allows individual users and webmasters to create a direct feed to their own website of the latest updated information on the ICG website. Browsers using RSS readers will automatically become aware of the ICG RSS feed when accessing the ICG website. More information about RSS readers and feeds are provided in the RSS section of the web page.
b.. ICG on your Palm Pilot or PDA: You can now download the most recent summaries of ICG analysis and the CrisisWatch bulletin to your Palm Pilot or PDA to be read on the move. To learn more, please click here.