997 Iraqis killed during March 2015

997 Iraqis killed during March 2015
Sun Apr 5, 2015 18:25:41

According to casualty figures recently released by United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 997 Iraqis were killed and another 2,172 were injured in acts of terrorism and violence in March.

According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the Governorate suffered a total of 939 civilian casualties (237 killed and 702 injured). This included 58 killed and 391 injured in Ramadi and 179 killed and 311 injured in Fallujah.

“I am shocked to see that Iraqis continue to bear the brunt of appalling numbers of casualties caused by successive waves of violence, which are threatening with additional suffering and misery”, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš said.

“The United Nations calls upon the Government of Iraq to do all it can to ensure that civilians’ safety and security is protected in line with fundamental human rights principles and humanitarian law”, the UN Envoy further stated.

“It is a victory for all the Iraqi people”, the UN Envoy said, and the United Nations stands ready to assist the provincial and national authorities in responding to the needs of the thousands of displaced.

“Civilians’ safety and security must be protected in line with fundamental human rights principles and humanitarian law”, he continued, calling on the government to ensure that all Tikrit inhabitants who fled from ISIL can safely return to their homes and that much needed humanitarian assistance is provided without delay.


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