An estimated 306,887 civilians have lost their lives in Syria’s decade of conflict between 1 March 2011 and 31 March 2021, according to a report by the United Nations.
Some 143,350 deaths have been documented by various sources with detailed information, including full names and dates and locations of death, the UN Human Rights Office reported.
The report has eight sources of information, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights and the Violations Documentation Centre, covering different periods in the 10 year span.
The tally includes persons killed as a direct result of the war, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said. “This does not include the many, many more civilians who died due to the loss of access to healthcare, to food, to clean water and other essential human rights, which remain to be assessed.”
“The process is victim-centred, placing individuals, their families and communities at the centre by ensuring that those killed are not forgotten, and that information is available for accountability-related processes and to access a range of human rights,” the report reads.
Most of the deaths occurred in the Aleppo province, according to the report, with Islamic factions, government and allies causing the majority of the deaths.