9,758 people have died in Donbass, including more than 2 million civilians – according to the UN

Since mid-April 2014 to December 1, 2016 in Donbass at least 9,758 people have died, including more than 2 million – civilians.

It is published in the report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on December 8, 2016.

Meanwhile, almost 22,800 people have been wounded.

In the period between August 16 and November 15, the Office recorded 32 conflict-related civilian deaths (10 women, 21 men and 1 child) and 132 injures (44 women, 77 men, 7 children and 4 adults of unknown sex).

The Office notes that the number is 13% less than it has been recorded in the previous reporting period (16 May – 15 August 2016), when the OHCHR registered 188 civilian deaths (28 dead and 160 injured).

According to the EFE news agency, the UN World Organization also emphasized that both sides “do not apply enough precautions in order to avoid the destruction of basic facilities such as schools, kindergartens and hospitals”.

The UN also has expressed its concern that the residents of areas where fighting continues have no freedom of movement, and internally displaced persons in the Luhansk and Donetsk “are not able to receive social benefits”, such as pensions.

The OHCHR also has expressed particular concern at the conditions of prisoners’ detention in the above mentioned areas, as they may be subjected to torture and other inhuman treatment, such as sexual violence or gender-based violence”.

As is known, in mid-September the UN reported about 9,640 victims.

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