Number Of Deaths In Congo May Be Lower Than Believed
January 20, 2010
The original number was given by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and gave a number of 5.6 million deaths, a shocking number that brought worldwide attention to the battles.
But a new group, the Human Security Report Project, has said that the baseline of natural mortality rates was too low in the estimate.
They claim that by using a new baseline the number is actually closer to 2.8 million.
The IRC denies this claim, and says that they believe their original estimate to be correct.