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19 November 2010

Disarmament Times (USA), Opinion

The poorly regulated global trade in conventional arms and ammunition has an enormous human cost.(1) One hundred twenty-eight armed conflicts since 1989 have resulted in at least 250,000 deaths each year. Serious injuries are even more numerous. Ratios of reported battlefield injuries to deaths vary from 2 to 28 injuries for every death. Twenty-six million people worldwide had been displaced as a result of armed conflict at the end of 2008. The top six countries of... (

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