ME and Ophelia

Thursday, August 19, 2004

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Estimates 185,000 - 2,500 dying a day

In Prof Reeves' latest report on mortality figures for Darfur, he estimates the death toll over the past 18 months of conflict in Darfur is 180,000 - and that 2,500 people a day are dying.

Today, the Darfur Genocide site clocks the death toll at 185,000.

Note the Darfur Genocide site states "no one knows for sure how many people have died in Darfur, or how many are at risk. Good, first hand information is extremely hard to come by. Figures used on this site are based on the best calculations that we are aware of. The number displayed on their counter uses Professor Reeves' analysis and conclusion that, as of August 13th, approximately 180,000 people had been killed.

The site adds 1,000 people every day, reflecting the daily mortality rate estimate by the United States Agency for International Development and several humanitarian organisations working on the ground."

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 8/19/2004
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