A critical analysis of The Lancet’s letter “Counting the Dead in Gaza: Difficult but Essential”. Professor Mike Spagat reviews the claim the total Gaza death toll may reach upwards of 186,000

Professor Mike Spagat critiques the mortality estimates in Gaza, arguing that the projection of 186,000 total deaths based on indirect-to-direct death ratios is speculative and lacks a solid foundation, emphasising the need for context-specific and transparent data collection methods.

Understanding the human cost: BBC Verify offers up insights into civilian harm in Gaza

his article examines the severe human toll of the Gaza conflict as reported by BBC Verify, highlighting the staggering civilian casualties, particularly among women and children, and the complexities of casualty reporting in war zones.