Sunday 23 December 2012

Year-end statistics from the Syria war

46,167 killed, including 4,129 females and 3,922 children (Syrian Shuhada)

194,000 detainees, 9,000 of them under 18 (SNHR)

60,000 forcibly disappeared citizens (SNHR)

537,701 refugees (UNHCR)

2.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (BBC/Red Crescent)

72 professional or citizen journalists killed (Wikipedia list)

Horrifying accounts of sexual violence against prisoners collected by BBC journalist Fergal Keane

27 torture centers (Human Rights Watch)

1,000 tons of chemical weapons, stored in 50 towns and cities (BBC)

2.9 million homes, schools, mosques, churches and hospitals destroyed (Los Angeles Times)

$60 billion needed as immediate funding for reconstruction (AFP)

40% inflation and 51% drop in the Syrian lira’s official exchange rate against the U.S. dollar (Institute for International Finance)