The United Nations came out with a stunning number today, estimating that the death toll in Syria has passed 60,000 people since the uprising began just over 18 months ago. Now, just to put this in perspective, 60,000 is a lot of people. Every one of them a human life and it is 15,000 more lives lost than CNN previously estimated, a huge increase in the estimated loss of life.
I’m really glad she put it into perspective. And that she clarified that each one had been a “human life.” That’s some fine work.