Is the UN a plausible organisation?

Reader comment on: Hamas' Phony Statistics on Civilian Deaths

Submitted by JIm, Aug 9, 2014 00:56

Why is the UN so concerned with Hamas and Israel. It seems that Israel is an easy target. The numbers involved are miniscule compared to this group of humanity being "sheltered" by the UN.

At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are staying in horrific conditions at a UN camp, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says.

Many were living in knee-deep, sewage-contaminated floodwater with some sleeping standing up with children in their arms, the medical charity said.

MSF urged the UN to move the worst-affected to drier land in Bentiu.

Fighting between government and rebel troops has displaced at least 1.5 million people since December.

The UN is yet to respond to MSF's criticism.

Bentiu has changed hands several times since the crisis began and thousands of people have sought refuge in the UN camp in the town, situated in oil-rich Unity State.

With the onset of rains, MSF says the already harsh and overcrowded conditions in the camp have now become deplorable.

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Intolerance for Manipulative Civilian Death Toll [207 words]Karen FainmanAug 11, 2014 17:46
"Continuum of civilianality" [85 words]MarkAug 10, 2014 19:51
Combatant or civilian, truth or lies [91 words]Henry PageAug 10, 2014 09:23
⇒ Is the UN a plausible organisation? [165 words]JImAug 9, 2014 00:56
The numbers tell the story. [161 words]JJ GrossAug 8, 2014 04:19
Number of Palestinian victims [48 words]steven LAug 8, 2014 00:14
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Still no mention of photos of Syrian children distributed as Gaza [114 words]LizForFreedomAug 7, 2014 19:41
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Media and others accept Hamas statistics as gospel?...because.... [36 words]Raul EluchansAug 7, 2014 19:30
Civilian death in Gaza [247 words]AterggwanyikAug 7, 2014 18:32
This makes a frustrated reading [137 words]CreoleAug 7, 2014 18:30
The Dead Baby Strategy [116 words]Mrs MA WestropAug 7, 2014 18:29
Demographic and statistical approach [190 words]Yaakov HolanskyAug 7, 2014 18:26
The problem is HOW [71 words]Irene G. FreudenheimAug 7, 2014 18:22
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...Or, "HOW" many... [53 words]Ron B.Aug 11, 2014 03:05
slight factual error regarding children and tunnel digging [34 words]Berel Dov LernerAug 7, 2014 18:11

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