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Only Syria is worse than conflict zone in Central America

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Death tolls have declined in world conflict zones but civilians remain pawns of armed groups, increasingly in urban areas, says the London-based think tank IISS. Its annual report highlighted problems in Central America.

Syria remains the world's "most lethal" region, with 50,000 deaths in 2016. the report concluded. But this toll was closely followed collectively by Mexico, with 25,000 deaths and 16,000 across El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

The international community and media had paid "less attention" to Central America where gang warfare displaced populations, wrote IISS authors.

Source: Deutsche Welle