Civil war in in South Sudan has led to the deaths of more than 380,000 people—nearly 8 times higher than a 2016 UN estimate—according to a report released today by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researchers.

The London School team drew on mortality data from humanitarian agencies, news reports and other sources to estimate the conflict’s toll from December 2013 to April 2018. Lead epidemiologist Francesco Checchi said the estimate is conservative.

A South Sudanese embassy official in Washington DC disputed the estimate, saying fewer than 20,000 people had died.

The Washington Post

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