2 million dead in Darfur??

Wooooah, this allegation by the Save Darfur Coalition — that 2 million people have been killed in the Darfur conflict — is way, way above even the highest estimates of deaths in Darfur that I have ever seen. Nicholas Kristof has said 400,000 have died. The U.S. Government Accountability Office says that the World Health Organization’s estimate of a maximum of 150,000 dead is more on track. And those WHO figures include people who have died of sickness and starvation, not being killed in the strict sense (that calls to mind a violent death, I think).

Can anyone shed some light on this figure? Is it just an egregious typo?

SDC already got in trouble in Britain a couple years back for lack of truth in advertising in saying that 400,000 had died in Darfur. You’d think they’d be extra careful with their death estimates at this point.

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