More than 382,000 died in South Sudan civil war, a new report says

“In this file photo taken on October 16, 2016, soldiers of the Sudan People Liberation Army patrol near the dead bodies of rebel soldiers in Lelo, outside Malakal, northern South Sudan.” Photo: AFP

Juba, September 26, 2018 (SSNA) — South Sudan’s civil war has killed at least 382,000 people, a new 45-page study conducted by UK-based London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine finds.

The report concluded that half of those who died were killed in the war or violence-related acts and that rest of the dead through starvation, diseases, among others.

The new report, according to the Washington Post, was funded by the U.S. State Department and that the study was commissioned by the United States Institute for Peace.

In March 2016, the United Nations released a report, saying South Sudan’s civil war killed 50,000 people.

The researchers who conducted the investigations say their works target December 2013 through April 2018.