112959895612124445

Posted on October 17, 2005. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Human Security Report launched today. Why there are fewer casualties from wars today than in post-WWII decades past: (one reason amongst many) “The decline in the battle-death toll is probably also related to the huge increase in the number of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the 1980s. By 1992, the peak year, the worldwide total of displaced people exceeded 40 million––up from little over 10 million at the end of the 1970s. Displacement is a humanitarian tragedy, but had these millions not fled their homes, hundreds of thousands––possibly far more––could have been killed. So the increase in displacement is likely one of the reasons for the decline in battle-deaths. “

Advertisements

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: