March 13, 2005

Sudan Death Toll 380,000 (tip to SudanWatch)

There've been problems in Sudan for years, but since the February 2003 conflict erupted 380,000 deaths have resulted, and the conflict takes about 15,000 a month:

    Building on eleven previous assessments of global mortality in Darfur, this analysis finds that approximately 380,000 human beings have died as a result of the conflict that erupted in February 2003, and that the current conflict-related mortality rate in the larger humanitarian theater is approximately 15,000 deaths per month.
At this rate, the most recent conflict in the Sudan is possibly on track to consume more lives than the 1994 Rwandan genocide that took 800,000 in 100 or so days.

For reference, let's remember the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which the US ratified: "The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish."


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