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Iraq, Afghanistan, 11 other states at risk of genocide: expert

Thirteen countries in the world face the threat of genocide — Iraq, Afghanistan, eight nations in African and three in Asia –, a US researcher told an international conference on preventing genocide. Sudan, Myanmar, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in greatest danger of mass bloodshed, Barbara Harff of the US Center for International Development and Conflict Management, told the conference in Stockholm on Tuesday. The other eight countries on the danger list are Somalia, Uganda, Algeria, China, Iraq — despite the US-led regime change –, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Ethiopia. Sudan, Myanmar, Burundi, Rwanda and the DRC all meet five of the six risk factors outlined by Harff who, at the Clinton administration’s request, designed in the 1990s a theoretical model for risk assessment and early warning of genocidal violence. Full Story

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