Factbox: Under-reported conflicts in 2015

By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The wars in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine are getting wide coverage in Western media, but there are at least 30 other conflicts in the world that are likely to go largely unnoticed this year and keep millions of people in crisis. Here are a few of them: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s east displaced 770,000 people in 2014 alone. An estimated 7 million people across the country need aid, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Elections next year will be pivotal as the violence in the east is largely a symptom of the government’s poor governance, says the International Crisis Group (ICG).

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