Two years on from the outbreak of the conflict in eastern Ukrainian, dozens of civilians, including children, continue to suffer injuries and die in Donbass. While a cease fire has more or less been respected in modern times, following the death of two Russian agents in Ukraine last week, tensions are one again beginning to rise.
In July 2016, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest report that 73 conflict-related civilian casualties, including eight fatalities and 65 injuries, took place in just July, while, in June, 12 people were killed and 57 more injured. Overall, “The average monthly civilian casualties recorded in June and July were twice as high as in September 2015 to May 2016, when 34 casualties on average were recorded.”
According to UNICEF, as of July, 580,000 children have been affected by ongoing hostilities in the region and 228,049 children have been internally displaced. From April 2014 through September 2015, according to the United Nations, nearly 8,000 people died. Since September 2016, it is estimated that at least 1,500 more have lost their lives.
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