News

191,000 men, women and children killed in Syria

191,000 men, women and children killed in Syria
A boy rescues his sister from underneath the rubble of their home in Syria.
A boy rescues his sister from underneath the rubble of their home in Syria.

At least 191,369 men, women and children have been killed in the Syrian conflict, announced United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

The figure, which counted the number of those killed in Syria between March 2011 and the end of April 2014, is more than double the estimate released by the United Nations one year ago.

“The killers, destroyers and torturers in Syria have been empowered and emboldened by the international paralysis,” said the Human Rights Commissioner, slamming the Security Council for allowing the slaughter to continue and for not taking enough action.

“There are serious allegations that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed time and time again with total impunity, yet the Security Council has failed to refer the case of Syria to the International Criminal Court, where it clearly belongs.”

Mrs. Pillay added that the real number of people dead may be a lot higher than the estimates reported by the United Nations, which is based on analysis of 318,000 reported killings, “Tragically it is probably an underestimate of the real total number of people killed during the first three years of this murderous conflict.”

The names of the victims, the date and location of the death were all analysed by using five different sources of data, including four monitoring groups and the Syrian government.

The largest number of documented killings was in the Damascus province, where nearly 40,000 were killed.

Approximately 85 percent of those killed have been male and 9.3 percent were female. Meanwhile, more than 8,000 children are reported to be among those dead.

Both the Syrian government and rebel groups have been accused of crimes against humanity by the United Nations.

Egyptian publicly executed by militants in Libyan football stadium
44 killed in horrific crash in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Credit: Martin Roemers/Anastasia Photo

Professors and Doctors Among 45 Arrested in Egypt Organ Trafficking Ring

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
05black

Egypt’s Foreign Reserves Rise to $US 23 Billion

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
1200x-1-1024x697-1

Naguib Sawiris Steps Down as CEO of Orascom in Surprise Resignation

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
One of the leaked images allegedly from a Heinz Egypt factory.

Senior Heinz Egypt Employee Arrested After 62 Tonnes of Rotten Tomatoes Found

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
sticlute-de-parfum-2

Import Tariffs on 320 Goods Increased by up to 60 Percent in Egypt

Aswat MasriyaDecember 5, 2016
One of the leaked images allegedly from a Heinz Egypt factory.

‘Disgusting Video’ of Ketchup Production Called Misleading by Heinz Egypt

Egyptian StreetsDecember 4, 2016
squashwomen

Egypt’s Women Make Squash History Taking Top Three Spots in World Ranking

Egyptian StreetsDecember 4, 2016
Protesters gather to demonstrate Egypt's decision to declare two Red Sea islands as Saudi Arabian. Khaled Ali, pictured, brought a case to the Administrative Court against the decision. Credit: Belal Darder

Egypt’s Constitutional Court Rules Against Interior Minister Authority to Ban Protests

Aya NaderDecember 3, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.