Humanitarian Bulletin: Ukraine | Issue 14 | 1 - 30 September 2016 [EN/RU]
• 1 million people in Luhanska oblast suffered from water cuts in September
• 776,000 people crossings recorded at the five operating checkpoints in September
• OCHA study on protracted displacement offers perspectives for Ukraine
People killed 9,574
People wounded 22,231
Externally displaced 1.1 m
People targeted (2016) 2.5 m
People in need (2016) 3.1 m
Source: UNHCR, WHO, OHCHR
Fragile ceasefire brings limited respite
Renewed commitments by parties to the conflict to respect the two-year-old Minsk ceasefire agreement have offered some relief for people living in eastern Ukraine. While fighting continues in hotspots, its intensity decreased, and OSCE recorded over 100 daily explosions against up to 800 in August. Most of the fighting recorded in September related to small arms fire, with peaks of violence involving artillery and mortar shelling. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 24 conflict-related civilian casualties (five fatalities and 19 injuries) in September against an average of 78 between June and August. Most civilian casualties continued to be caused by shelling and fighting while nine, including five fatalities, were caused by explosions of mines, remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. Since the beginning of the conflict, at least 22,231 people have been wounded and 9,574 have been killed; more than 2,000 of the fatalities were civilians.
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