Police: 50 children killed in Donetsk region due to military operations

Source : 112 Ukraine

20 children under age 18 have been orphaned
13:01, 15 April 2016

112 Agency

Since the beginning of terrorist aggression, 50 children died, 138 were injured in Donetsk region, informed press service of Department of National Police in Donetsk region.

20 children have lost their parents, 69 500 were forced to leave their homes and look for new accommodation.

“Before ATO, 1 128 schools operated in Donetsk region, where over 340 000 received education. Currently, there are only 556 schools left. 13 of them were closed due to constant shelling and destruction”, - the police report.

37 schools still operate near the line of contact. 6000 children study here amid military activity.

1800 orphaned children have been evacuated from the territory. Currently their documents are being restored.

Earlier UNICEF reported that at least 68 children died and 180 were injured as a result of military conflict in Donbas.

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