Wednesday, April 06, 2005


I saw this on The NewsHour last night (emphasis added):

Speaking at a Geneva conference two weeks ago, Jan Egeland said: "Measured in human lives lost, I think that Congo is the number one problem in the world today." Egeland added that the number of casualties amounts to: "...a tsunami every month, year in and year out, for the last six years..."


Travis said...

[Imported comment* originally authored by Mike McD.] That's almost 13 million people killed in the last 6 years. Is that really the case?

Travis said...

[Imported comment* originally authored by jason.] i've seen numbers all over the place. i've seen numbers from the 98-02 at 2.5+ million, and that number has been greatly increasing the last few years. to call the region a crisis is a gross understatement.