Saturday, 23 January 2016

Do they just make it up? Passive reporting vs scientific mortality studies

Governments Lie. It's A Fact Of Life.
How many people have been killed in the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen or Somalia? On November 18th, a UN press briefing on the war in Yemen declared authoritatively that it had so far killed 5,700 people, including 830 women and children. But how precise are these figures, what are they based on, and what relation are they likely to bear to the true numbers of people killed?
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