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UC Sociologist Predicts Iraq War Toll on Children

Before the war in Iraq began, University of Cincinnati sociologist Steven L. Carlton-Ford “guesstimated” in a conservative scenario that 22,000-44,000 children under 5 would die as a direct and indirect consequence of the conflict, within the next year.

Date: 8/14/2003
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Before the war in Iraq began, University of Cincinnati sociologist Steven L. Carlton-Ford “guesstimated” in a conservative scenario that 22,000-44,000 children under 5 would die as a direct and indirect consequence of the conflict, within the next year.

Judging from the indicators he has seen so far from the recent war in Iraq, Carlton-Ford thinks his initial estimates may be on target. He expects Iraqi children’s mortality to rise significantly this year compared to the previous year.

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