For years, the death toll of #SouthSudan's civil war has been guesswork, with many repeating an estimate put out in the 1st year of "over 50,000." This new study puts the toll, in Year 5, at almost 400,000. (Thread)
The study, by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine w US funding via @USIP, suggests a conservative est. of over 382,000 "excess deaths" as a result of the conflict. Roughly half of these were due to violence, the rest due to disease & reduced access to healthcare.
The study found that most of the excess deaths occurred in the NE (Greater Upper Nile) and the south (the Equatorias), and that the majority killed were adult males, but also women & children.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...