SUDAN WATCH: British aid agency estimate Darfur death toll is now between 200,000 and 300,000

Thursday, November 18, 2004

British aid agency estimate Darfur death toll is now between 200,000 and 300,000

"The death toll has been notoriously difficult to tally, thanks, in large part, to the obstructiveness of the Sudanese government. A figure of 70,000 deaths has been mooted, but aid workers say that simply accounts for deaths as a result of military action. Yesterday, the British aid agency Save the Children took the plunge: its spokesman, Paul Hetherington, estimated that between 200,000 and 300,000 people had died since the start of the Darfur conflict..

According to the UN’s World Food Programme, about 10,000 people are dying every month."

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