From Iraq to Yemen: the grubby business of counting the war dead (The Guardian)

Tallying war dead is more than a statistical desideratum. The tally and, in its absence, popular estimates have a powerful representational effect on the search for post-war justice by providing a sense of proportion and recognition of loss.

A Labour MP’s grotesque take on Yemen war casualties serves only to show the sordid and politicised nature of body counts

Source: From Iraq to Yemen: the grubby business of counting the war dead | Global development | The Guardian

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