Darfur Death Toll

The death toll of the first 31 months of the conflict in Darfur is possibly higher than 255,000, according to The Guardian. Sociologists estimate 170,000 to 255,000 deaths in that time, but they consider it a minimum number. It does not include missing persons, and the fact that there are families with no surviving members may have been left uncounted means that the number from the study is probably lower than the actual figure.

One researcher also noted that the US State Department estimate was much lower, and that this unfortunately led many people to “talk about tens of thousands of deaths rather than hundreds of thousands of deaths.”

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3 Responses to “Darfur Death Toll”

  1. Sam Says:

    It’s really sad that we can do nothing but count the bodies and wait for leaders to do something after they fulfull their own personal goals.

  2. Agent KGB Says:

    Too bad Darfur doesn’t have oil.

  3. Sam Says:

    I’m sure it would have been a different scenario if it had oil. A few ‘democratic’ leaders would personally fly in to save the poor people.

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