IPPNW calls for reappraisal of war crimes, environmental cleanup and reparations of the “war on terror”
“The “war on terror” began on October 7, 2001, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, with bombing raids on Taliban positions and Afghan infrastructure.” As of December 2001, the Bundeswehr participated in the war. The war, which will last 20 years until August 2021, has left behind a largely destroyed country in which half the population is now threatened by hunger after the Taliban took power. The human rights situation and the situation and education of women in particular have deteriorated extremely. The health care system is at its lowest point, and there is a particular lack of gynecologists and midwives. Maternal mortality is one of the highest in the world, at 638 /100,000 births, and infant mortality is 53 deaths per 1,000 live births. 20 years ago (March 20, 2023), the U.S. war of aggression on Iraq began, in violation of international law. The U.S. claim that Saddam Hussein possessed “weapons of mass destruction,” which was used to justify the war, was fictitious.
The “war on terror” has thrown an entire region into chaos and triggered huge refugee movements. Millions of Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees are suffering as a result of the devastating military interventions in which the German government was also involved. Again this year, the most frequent applicants for asylum in Germany come from the Middle East (Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq).”
Press release IPPNW from September 11th, 2023
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You can find the “Costs of War” study HERE
You can find the IPPNW Body Count Report HERE.
The decision of the UN Human Rights Council of April 2023 can be found HERE.
Contact: Angelika Wilmen, IPPNW Peace Officer, Tel. 030 698074-13