OHCHR reports 544 conflict-related civilian casualties in Donbas since Jan 1

23:58, 12 December 2017
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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reported 544 conflict-related civilian casualties in Donbas from January 1 to November 15, according to the Office's update on the human rights situation in Ukraine. 

Shelter in war-hit Avdiyivka / Fund

"Overall levels of civilian casualties in 2017 were comparable to 2016 levels. From January 1 to November 15, 2017, OHCHR recorded 544 conflict-related civilian casualties: 98 killed and 446 injured," it said in the report published on December 12.

This is a 3.6% increase compared to the same period in 2016, when 525 civilian casualties (87 killed and 438 injured) were recorded.

Read alsoOSCE envoy Sajdik: Number of ceasefire violations in Donbas still very highBetween August 16 and November 15, 2017, OHCHR recorded 87 conflict-related civilian casualties in 44 locations of Ukraine: 15 deaths (14 men and 1 boy) and 72 injuries (42 men, 19 women, 10 boys and 1 girl).

This is a 48% decrease compared with the previous reporting period of May 16 to August 15, 2017, during which 168 civilian casualties (26 deaths and 142 injuries) were recorded.

During the entire conflict period, from April 14, 2014, to November 15, 2017, at least 2,523 civilians were killed: 1,399 men, 837 women, 91 boys, 47 girls and 149 adults whose sex is unknown. An additional 298 civilians, including 80 children, were killed as a result of the MH17 plane crash on July 17, 2014. The number of conflict-related civilian injuries is estimated between 7,000 and 9,000.

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