IMI-Aktuell 2018/005

Zivilopfer: Verdopplung

von: 9. Januar 2018


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Der Guardian  (via Bpb-Newsletter)berichtet über die der Organisation „Action on Armed Violence“. Sie kritisiert eine Verdopplung der Zivilopfer in Folge von Explosivwaffen um 42% zwischen 2016 und 2017: „The rise – driven by airstrikes, which killed almost double the number of civilians in 2017 compared with the previous year – coincided with US-led military operations to reclaim the Islamic State strongholds of Mosul, in Iraq, and Raqqa, in Syria. (…) The global survey, compiled by Action on Armed Violence, an organisation that highlights civilian harm from explosive weapons, suggests the civilian death toll from air-launched explosives rose by 82%, from 4,902 in 2016, to 8,932 in 2017. The worst impacted countries were Syria, where civilian deaths increased by 55% to 8,051, Iraq, where there was a 50% increase, to 3,271, and Afghanistan, where 994 non-combatants died.“ (jw)