Tom Pursglove – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tom Pursglove on 2015-12-17.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of how many (a) children, (b) women and (c) men have been killed by Daesh/ISIL; and what his Department’s estimate is of the number of women who have been raped by Daesh.

Mr Tobias Ellwood

The Government is not able to estimate the number of people who have been murdered, raped or subjected to sexual violence at the hands of Daesh. However, the UN and other international organisations have reported on the scale of Daesh violence in Iraq and Syria.