Ukrainian death toll rises to 3,100, says UN

16/09/2014 11:33
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DUSHANBE, September 16, 2014, Asia-Plus – According to Itar-Tass, a report of the UN Humanitarian Coordination Office says that the number of people confirmed killed in Ukraine conflict has risen above 3,100 since April.  At the same time, more than 8,000 people have been wounded.

Specifically, the document says no less than 3,171 persons have been killed, including 27 children, and another 8,061 persons have been wounded.  The latter figure includes 56 children.

The number of internally displaced persons compelled to leave their homes in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions because of an armed standoff between the pro-Kiev forces and the East-Ukrainian self-defense units has grown to 263,000 and another 366,900 Ukrainians have fled to neighboring countries, of them 325,900 to Russia.

The report reflects the data gathered by September 11.

In the meantime, UN officials have admitted in the past that the true death toll is likely to be higher than figure announced and the number of refugees has exceeded a million people, while many internal migrants refrain from obtaining official registration, according to Itar-Tass.

In contrast, Russia’s Federal Migration Service says more than 814,000 citizens of Ukraine have arrived from Ukraine since the beginning of the year.

The Humanitarian Coordination Office says that the ceasefire declared September 5 is observed on the whole although separate encroachments on it are reported on a daily basis.

The report states the continuing difficulties with access to the zones of conflict for the majority of humanitarian agencies.

It also says that the overall population of the areas affected by combat actions stands at around 5.1 million.


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