Victims of war in Syria in the past five years have been more than 470 thousand people

The Syrian Center for policy studies publishes a report on the impact of five years of conflict on the situation in Syria. According to these data, during the confrontation were killed 470 thousand Syrians, 1.9 million were injured.

Materials of report prepared by the center, published on February 11, the British newspaper The Guardian, reports NEWSru.co.il. Experts estimate the effect of military action on the Syrian society as catastrophic, and economic damage, according to them, over 255 billion dollars.

Of all the victims of 400 thousand people have been killed as a direct result of hostilities. Another 70 thousand Syrians have become victims of war-caused hardship – hunger, disease, cold, lack of access to drinking water. All were killed or wounded 11.5% of the pre-war population of Syria.

Named the number is almost double, which led a year and a half ago by the UN. After that, the organization has stopped counting the victims.

«We are confident in our method of research, and hence in the statistics. The UN did not have access to information and therefore their information is underestimated,» said the report author Rabi Nasser. He noted that in recent years mortality has increased significantly.

According to the center, the average life expectancy of Syrians over the past five years has decreased from 70 to 55. The Syrian economy has become a «black hole» that absorbs all internal and external resources, reports Mignews.com.

Consumer prices increased by 54%, but the situation is not the same everywhere. Prices in conflict zones and in adjacent areas is much higher than in other regions of the country, and this increases the profit of the military trading companies that are monopolies in these regions.

Labour conditions and wages have worsened, women began to work less for safety reasons. About 13.8 million Syrians lost their livelihoods. Poverty increased by 85% only in 2015. The level of health, education and income plummeted.

On the eve of the war in Syria has lived for 21 million people. Population reduction by 21% helps to explain the origin of the wave of refugees that hit Turkey and Europe. In total, 45% were turned into refugees, of which 6,36 million inside the country and abroad.

As reported, intense fighting in the Syrian province of Aleppo have forced nearly 50 thousand local residents to flee their homes. According to the report on the website of the International Committee of the red cross (ICRC), the humanitarian situation in the region is deteriorating rapidly — reduced food supply, there are problems with water supply, there is a shortage of fuel and electricity.

10 at a meeting of the UN Security Council by France, Britain and their allies called on Russia to stop air strikes on the Syrian province of Aleppo. On the eve of the bombers of the Military space forces (VKS) Russia attacked two villages in the tel Rifat in the North Syrian province of Aleppo. 15 people died, 22 were wounded. The bombing was subjected to the village of Kafr Kafr Kalbin and under the control of antisodomy moderate opposition.

According to a report by Human rights organization Human Rights Watch, during the last military operations against the Syrian opposition carried out by the army Bashar al-Assad and Russia, massively used prohibited cluster munitions. So, according to the organization, from 14 strikes using cluster bombs in five Syrian provinces on 26 January killed at least 37 civilians, including six women and nine children, and dozens of others were injured.

At the end of 2015 the Syrian Supervisory Board for human rights published a report which says that in Syria since the beginning of military operation of the Russian VC were killed about 800 civilians.




Victims of war in Syria in the past five years have been more than 470 thousand people 11.02.2016

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