Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day

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Mother In Aleppo, Syria, Tries To Comfort Her Children During Bombing, 2015
GENEVA, June 20, 2014 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported today on World Refugee Day that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million people.
(via UNCHR.org)
Children, Orphaned Or Separated From Their Families; Uganda (UNHCR)
Officer :  You were never in combat.
Maurer :  To be there is to fight.
-- Decision Before Dawn, 1951
(Child Holocaust Survivor,
 Photographed As Part Of Effort To Reunite Children 
With Surviving Family Members; USHMM)
Deaths In Military Conflicts Since 9/17/1945
(Includes military and civilian deaths. Full List Here)

1946-49: Chinese civil war (1,200,000)
1946-49: Greek civil war (50,000)
1946-54: France-Vietnam war (600,000)
1947: Partition of India and Pakistan (1,000,000)
1947: Taiwan's uprising against the Kuomintang (30,000)
1948-1958: Colombian civil war (250,000)
1948-1973: Arab-Israeli wars (70,000)
1949-: Indian Muslims vs Hindus (20,000)
1949-50: Mainland China vs Tibet (1,200,000)
1950-53: Korean war (3,000,000)
1952-59: Kenya's Mau Mau insurrection (20,000)
1954-62: French-Algerian war (368,000)
1958-61: Mao's "Great Leap Forward" (38,000,000)
1960-90: South Africa vs Africa National Congress (??)
1960-96: Guatemala's civil war (200,000)
1961-98: Indonesia vs West Papua/Irian (100,000)
1961-2003: Kurds vs Iraq (180,000)
1962-75: Mozambique Frelimo vs Portugal (10,000)
1962-75: Angolan FNLA & MPLA vs Portugal (50,000)
1964-73: USA-Vietnam war (3,000,000)
1965: second India-Pakistan war over Kashmir
1965-66: Indonesian civil war (250,000)
1966-69: Mao's "Cultural Revolution" (11,000,000)
1966-: Colombia's civil war (31,000)
1967-70: Nigeria-Biafra civil war (800,000)
1968-80: Rhodesia's civil war (??)
1969- [Ongoing] : Philippines vs New People's Army (40,000)
1969-79: Idi Amin, Uganda (300,000)
1969-2002: IRA - Norther Ireland's civil war (3,000)
1969-79: Francisco Macias Nguema, Equatorial Guinea (50,000)
1971: Pakistan-Bangladesh civil war (500,000)
1972-2014: Philippines vs Muslim separatists (150,000)
1972: Burundi's civil war (300,000)
1972-79: Rhodesian/Zimbabwe's civil war (30,000)
1974-91: Ethiopian civil war (1,000,000)
1975-78: Menghitsu, Ethiopia (1,500,000)
1975-79: Khmer Rouge, Cambodia (1,700,000)
1975-89: Boat people, Vietnam (250,000)
1975-87: Civil war in Lebanon (130,000)
1975-87: Laotian civil war (184,000)
1975-2002: Angolan civil war (500,000)
1976-83: Argentina's military regime (20,000)
1976-93: Mozambique's civil war (900,000)
1976-98: Indonesia-East Timor civil war (600,000)
1976-2005: Indonesia-Aceh civil war (12,000)
1977-92: El Salvadorian civil war (75,000)
1979: Vietnam-China war (30,000) 

(Click On Image To Expand. Easy But Not Fun.)
1979-88: Soviet Union Invasion Of Afghanistan (1,300,000)
1980-88: Iraq-Iran war (435,000)
1980-92: Peruvian civil war (69,000)
1984- [Ongoing]: Kurds vs Turkey (35,000)
1981-90: Nicaragua vs Contras (60,000)
1982-90: Hissene Habre, Chad (40,000)
1983-2011: Sri Lanka's civil war (70,000)
1983-2002: Sudanese civil war (2,000,000)
1986-: Indian Kashmir's civil war (60,000)
1987-: Palestinian Intifada (4,500)
1988-2001: Afghanistan civil war (400,000)
1988-2004: Somalia's civil war (550,000)
1989-: Liberian civil war (220,000)
1989- [Ongoing]: Uganda vs Lord's Resistance Army (30,000)
1991: Gulf War - large coalition against Iraq to liberate Kuwait (85,000)
1991-97: Congo's civil war (800,000)
1991-2000: Sierra Leone's civil war (200,000)
1991-2009: Russia-Chechnya civil war (200,000)
1991-94: Armenia-Azerbaijan war (35,000)
1992-96: Tajikstan's civil war war (50,000)
1992-96: Yugoslavian wars (260,000)
1992-99: Algerian civil war (150,000)
1993-97: Congo Brazzaville's civil war (100,000)
1993-2005: Burundi civil war (200,000)
1994: Rwandan civil war (900,000)
1995- [Ongoing]: Pakistani Sunnis vs Shiites (1,300)
1995-
[Ongoing]: Maoist rebellion in Nepal (12,000)
1998-
[Ongoing]: Congo/Zaire; Rwanda, Uganda vs Zimbabwe, 
Angola, Namibia (3,800,000)
1998-2000: Ethiopia-Eritrea war (75,000)
1999: Kosovo - NATO vs Serbia (2,000)
2001-
[Ongoing]: Afghanistan War - USA & UK vs Taliban (40,000)
2001- [Ongoing]: Nigeria vs Boko Haram (16,000)
2002-
[Ongoing]: Cote d'Ivoire's civil war (1,000)
2003-11: Second Iraq-USA war - USA vs Shiite squads, Sunni extremists (160,000)
2003-09: Sudan vs JEM/Darfur (300,000)
2004-
[Ongoing]: Sudan vs SPLM & Eritrea (??)
2004-
[Ongoing]: Yemen vs Houthis (??)
2004-
[Ongoing]: Thailand vs Muslim separatists (3,700)
2007-
[Ongoing]: Pakistan vs Pakistani Taliban (38,000)
2011-
[Ongoing]: Iraq's civil war after the withdrawal of the USA (150,000)
2012-
[Ongoing]: Syria's civil war (200,000)
2013-
[Ongoing]: Islamic State, Sectarian War In Iraq, Syria (??)

2014- [Ongoing]: Ukraine's civil war (6,000)

(via UNHCR)

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