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THE NEW AMERICAN
BY ALEX NEWMAN
WEDNESDAY, 13 JANUARY 2010 08:12
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From Somalia to the Congo, United Nations-supported troops and “peacekeepers” are killing, raping, and displacing civilians on an unprecedented scale, charge human-rights groups. (more…)

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By Reuters News

* Aid work more dangerous than U.N. peacekeeping

* Locals most at risk

* Somalia, Afghanistan and Sudan drive rising trend

Soaring violence in Somalia and Afghanistan helped make 2008 the most dangerous year on record for aid workers, with 122 killed while carrying out their work, a report showed on Monday.

Aid work is now more risky than U.N. peacekeeping as attacks become increasingly politically motivated in some countries, researchers said.

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By the Advitiser

Wars around the globe have killed three times more people in the second half of the 20th century than previously estimated, a study released yesterday shows.

About 5.4 million deaths were caused by armed conflicts between 1955 and 2003 in 13 nations surveyed, ranging from 7000 in the Democratic Republic of Congo to 3.8 million in Vietnam. (more…)

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