Over 2,500 civilians killed in Donbas since 2014 – UN report
More than 2,500 civilians have been killed and 9,000 others injured since the beginning of the conflict in Donbas, according to a Humanitarian Response Plan 2018 for November 2017, which was published on the website humanitarianresponse.info.
"With the parties to the conflict failing to adhere to the various ceasefire agreements, more than 2,500 civilians have been killed since April 2014 and another 9,000 injured," reads the document posted on Monday.
The report notes that along the "contact line," an average of 40 armed clashes are recorded every day.
"Up to 200,0002 people living in the 5 km zone along the 'contact line' in the government controlled area regularly experience injury to or loss of loved ones or their neighbors, damage to property, and systematic barriers to accessing basic services," reads the report.
According to the report, the elderly constitute a significant proportion of the conflict-affected population in Ukraine, making up almost 30% of the 3.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, and half the registered internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Humanitarian Response is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).