29,199 - Number of cluster bombs dropped on Iraq over three weeks
1,228 - Number dropped on Afghanistan over six months
183 - Average radius in metres of the footprint left by one cluster bomb
11,000 - Number of “high collateral damage” targets identified by the U.S. before the war
10,430 - Number of civilians killed
50 - Percentage who were children
1 - Number of civilians the Pentagon says were inadvertently killed by cluster bombs
24 - Number of demonstrators killed by U.S. troops in Iraq
584 - Number of U.S. soldiers killed in attacks by Iraqi insurgents during the occupation
900,000 - Number of Iraqis displaced by the war
84,000 - Number of Iraqis who’ve lost their homes because of the war
10,402 - Number of claims made by Iraqis against the U.S. for personal injury, death or property damage
$1.5 million - Amount set aside by the U.S. to settle these claims
$5,000 - Average amount paid Iraqis by the U.S. for wrongful death settlements
$55 million - Amount paid by the U.S. for info leading to the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein and his sons
12 - Average daily number of engagements between U.S. soldiers and insurgents before Saddam’s capture
23 - Average daily number of engagements since Saddam’s capture
2 million - Barrels of oil Iraq was producing daily before war
1.7 million - Barrels of oil Iraq is currently producing daily
60 - Percentage of Iraqis unemployed before the war
70 - Percentage of Iraqis currently unemployed
$1.5 billion - Amount the U.S. has pledged to rebuild schools and health care facilities
$150 billion - Amount the U.S. has spent on its military effort so far
76 - Percentage of Americans who supported the war a year ago
49 - Percentage of Americans who currently support the war
15,000 - Number of Iraqis being detained by coalition forces
12,000 - Number of unexploded “dud” bomblets dropped by coalition forces still littering Iraq
50 - Percentage of Iraqis living with substandard water, sanitation and electricity
7 - Number of U.S. soldiers who have committed suicide upon their return from Iraq
Sources: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, United Nations, IraqBodyCount.com, Project Ploughshares, Christian Peacemakers
"Coalition forces have failed in their duty to protect and provide for the Iraqi people."
The following is excerpted from Amnesty International's report on Iraq, released March 18.
a year after u.s.-led forces launched war on Iraq, the promise of improved human rights for Iraqis remains far from realized. Every day Iraqis face threats to their lives and security. Violence is endemic, whether in the form of attacks by armed groups, abuses by the occupying forces or violence against women.
The coalition forces removed the previous government's authority but have demonstrably failed to provide the protection and assistance they were obliged under international humanitarian law to give the people whose land they were occupying.
Moreover, scores of civilians have been killed apparently as a result of excessive use of force by U.S. troops or have been shot dead in disputed circumstances.
There has been little recourse for the families of the dead and injured. No U.S. soldier has been prosecuted for illegally killing an Iraqi civilian. Iraqi courts, because of an order issued by the U.S.-led authority in Baghdad in June, are forbidden to hear cases against U.S. soldiers or any other foreign troops. U.S. soldiers are operating with total impunity.
Many other civilians have been either killed or targeted for assassination. The head of one police station in Basra openly endorsed revenge killings, telling an AI delegate that families of victims of past abuses "were in the right" for avenging the deaths of relatives by the previous government.
Many taken into detention by coalition forces have been held without charge for weeks or months. Some have been tortured and ill-treated. Virtually none has had prompt access to a lawyer, their family or judicial review of their detention.
Such abuses in the administration of justice have been facilitated by the inconsistent application of international standards by the occupying forces.
The massive Abu Ghraib prison on the southwest edge of Baghdad was the most feared detention centre under the former Iraqi government. Today, little has changed there. Relatives of those held inside still wait outside for news of their loved ones, and lawyers are still turned away. One father was told to come back in four months when he tried to visit his son in November. Many Iraqis don't know where their relatives are being held.
Conditions in many of the detention centres are harsh. The coalition provisional authority (CPA) acknowledged that three prisoners were killed and eight wounded during an uprising in Abu Ghraib in November.
Reports of torture or other ill-treatment by coalition forces have been frequent. Virtually none of the allegations of torture or ill-treatment - methods often reported include prolonged sleep deprivation, beatings, prolonged restraint in painful positions, sometimes combined with exposure to loud music and exposure to bright lights - has been adequately investigated.
In the aftermath of war, women and girls have increasingly faced violent attacks, including abduction, rape and murder, as a result of the breakdown of law and order. Many women were too afraid to leave their homes, and girls were being kept away from school.
Yanar Mohammed, a member of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, has reportedly received several death threats, including one by e-mail from an Islamist group.
When she asked CPA officials for protection, she was allegedly told there were more urgent matters to attend to.
A number of women working for the CPA have also been killed. AI is not aware of any steps that have been taken by the CPA or Interim Governing Council to ensure adequate protection of women's human rights and women activists.