2 thousand civilians killed, about 7-9 thousand wounded in Donbas since conflict began

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is informed that outbreaks of diarrhea, cholera or hepatitis A may occur on the occupied territories in summer
20:52, 31 May 2017


2 thousand civilians were killed in Donbas since the start of the conflict, from 7 to 9 thousand got wounded. This was reported by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the 17th humanitarian bulletin

According to the information, trend of rising civilian casualties continues.

"UN High Commissioner for Human Rights confirmed 178 victims among civilian population (35 killed and 143 wounded) from March till May 14, 2017. According to agency’s estimates, the total amount of deceased among civilian population since the beginning of the conflict (in the period from April 14, 2014, until May 14, 2017) exceeds 2 thousand, while the number of wounded reaches 7-9 thousand people," the message reads.

It is noted that shelling, mine explosion or explosive remnants of war become causes of deaths or injuries in most cases. 

Risk of deaths from exploding mines and ordnance remains high, accidents are recorded almost every day.

Beyond that, energy and water supply systems are on the brink of disaster.

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