Counting the Dead


| January / February 2003


The 10 most deadly wars originating in the 1990s:

1. Rwanda

500,000?1 million dead

2. Angola

100,000?500,000

3. Somalia

48,000?300,000

4. Bosnia

35,000?250,000

5. Liberia

25,000?200,000

6. Burundi

30,000?200,000

7. Chechnya

30,000?90,000

8. Tajikistan

20,000?120,000

9. Algeria

30,000?100,000

10. Gulf War

4,300?100,000

?Source: The Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences atHarvardUniversity, quoted in This magazine (Sept./Oct. 2002)