In the Donbas from the beginning of the military conflict has killed 2 thousand civilians, from 7 to 9 thousand were injured. It is reported by the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (UN ucgs) in the 17th edition of the Humanitarian Bulletin.

According to them, the growth trend in civilian casualties continues.

“From March to may 14, 2017, the Office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) has confirmed 178 of civilian casualties (35 dead and 143 wounded). According to Agency estimates, the total death toll among civilians since the conflict began (in the period from 14 APR 2014 to 14 may 2017) exceeds 2 thousand, and the number of civilians who were injured, is 7-9 thousand people”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that in most cases the cause of death or injury – attacks, detonation of mines and explosive remnants of war . It is emphasized that significant damage to homes and vital infrastructure, particularly power, water, hospitals and schools, increase the needs of people living in a zone of active hostilities.

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The risk of death from the explosion of mines and ammunition remains high, accidents are fixed almost daily.

According to the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights, in March-April, mines and explosive items are responsible for 70 of civilian casualties (22 killed and 48 wounded), which is 94% higher than the data for the same period in 2016. The majority of these victims – 74.3 percent – lived in the uncontrolled Ukrainian government territory.

In addition, on the brink of disaster energy system and the supply system.

“The lack of agreement on solutions to the current financial and bureaucratic problems facing not only the supply reduction, but also increase the risk of outbreaks of waterborne diseases, to 400-600 thousand of people on both sides of the demarcation line. It is expected that at high temperatures in summer, the risk of diseases transmitted through water, will increase with a high probability of outbreaks of diarrhoea, cholera or hepatitis A. Vulnerable categories of the population, particularly the elderly and people with disabilities who live in multi-storey buildings will face difficulties of access to water,” – said in the message.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that in Donetsk region for three days on the mine blew up three civilians.

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