Friday, 16 January 2015

Air attacks: 2014’s biggest killer of women and children

Over half the women and children killed in Syria last year could have been saved by a No-Fly Zone.



Of all violent deaths of women and children confirmed by the Violations Documentation Center in Syria, a majority were victims of attacks by Assad’s air force.

Of women killed, 50.9% were killed by Regime air attacks.

Of girls killed, 55.5% were killed by Regime air attacks.

Of boys killed, 50.6% were killed by Regime air attacks.

VDC numbers are a minimum count of confirmed killed, and show a major undercount when compared to UN minimum figures. They do however provide details on individual deaths not publicly available from other documenting groups. Their online database allows sorting by date, gender, cause of death, and more.

Below are the results from their database used to calculate the above percentages. Note that they list women and children both under “Martyrs” and “Regime fatalities”.

Adult women total victims: 1920+128=2048
Adult women victims of Regime air attacks: 1043
Adult women victims of Coalition air attacks: 2

Girl children total victims: 1144+91=1235
Girl children victims of Regime air attacks: 685
Girl children victims of Coalition air attacks: 5

Boy children total victims: 2384+150=2534
Boy children victims of Regime air attacks: 1283
Boy children victims of Coalition air attacks: 12

Thanks to Lopforum for inspiring this post.

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