The escalating casualties in Pakistan, 2005 - 2010

Published on costsofwar.org

First published 25th Oct 2011

The Costs of War project is part of Brown University. The project takes an interdisciplinary look at the effects of war. In the article and publication linked here, Costs of War integrates and assesses the human costs of conflict in Pakistan.

In order to give an accurate assessment, this research and analysis utilises long-term data-integration across a number of different casualty recording efforts, each based on detailed incident-based documentation across a variety of forms of armed conflict.

As the article maintains, there have been,

By a conservative estimate, more than 36,000 Pakistanis...killed from 2004 to 2010 and more than 40,000 have been injured during that period by the various parties to the conflict. This does not include the likely deaths of tens of thousands more combatants – both insurgents and Pakistani government forces. Given the pace of the fighting in 2011, several thousand more have likely already been killed and wounded this year. 

This Costs of War publication, War Related Death and Injury in Pakistan, 2004-2011, uses data published by members of the everycasualty International Practitioner Network and cites several of the everycasualty programme's original publications.