Measuring deaths from conflict

Garfield, Richard
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/28/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7659, p1446
Academic Journal
The author discusses a research study that examined how death measurements are conducted in regions experiencing conflict. Underestimation is prevalent in these instances and the study attempted to determine what percentage of death is unaccounted for during conflicts. Their findings suggest that reported deaths are almost three times lower that the number that actually exists. The author notes that noncombatant deaths are rarely counted and they are partially responsible for underreporting.


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