Death toll from Libya crises in 2014 exceeds 2,600 – 71% of the region’s casualties

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The year 2014 ended with at least 3,771 fatalities from Critical Incidents in the Maghreb and Sahel zones, based on MEA Risk LLC’s tracking service CIncidents. With an intense political crisis affecting Libya, that country was home for nearly 71% of the casualties, amounting to 2,668 people killed during 2014 in that country. With more than 12% of the total casualty count, Mali came in second, recording 455 deaths due to critical incidents, followed by Algeria witCapture1h 5.5%, Tunisia with 4.0% and Chad with 3.2%. Despite the intensity of the political life in Tunisia, that country managed to contain the death toll from political violence to just 149. This is indeed a remarkable outcome as the country went through very tense elections.

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