Civilian casualties of war

Other Names:
Civilian deaths from military activity
Discounted casualities of agression
Human collateral damage of warfare

An estimated 15 million of the 22 million people killed in wars since 1945 were non-combatants. In World War I, civilian casualties were 5% of the total. In World War 2, they accounted for 50%. In the 130 armed conflicts since 1980, civilians have been 80 to 90% of the casualties.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST