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Washington Finds Nearly 500,000 Died from War-Related Causes in Iraq Between 2003 to 2011

A new study puts the number of fatalities from war-related causes in Iraq at nearly half a million, with more than a third caused by non-violent factors, such as the collapse of health and sanitation systems. Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Simon Fraser University, and Mustansiriya University in Baghdad participated in the study. “Policymakers, governments, and the public need better data on the health effects of armed conflict,” said lead author Dr. Amy Hagopian, associate professor of global health and adjunct associate professor of health services at the University of Washington. “Without this information, it’s impossible to assess the true human costs of war.”