As of 5 April, 1,480 civilians were killed and 2,195 injured since the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine. These are exclusively confirmed cases, and the actual number of dead and injured could be much higher, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Among those killed were 331 men, 211 women, 22 girls, and 40 boys, as well as 61 children and 815 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Among the injured were 253 men, 194 women, 43 girls, and 40 boys, as well as 100 children and 1,565 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes.

OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration. This concerns, for example, Mariupol, Volnovakha, Izium, Popasna, and Borodianka.

At the same time, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reports that as of the morning of 6 April, more than 446 children suffered as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. A total of 167 children died and more than 279 received injuries of varying severity.

According to available data, most children suffered in the Kyiv region – 78, Donetsk region – 81, Kharkiv region – 64, Chernihiv region – 49, Mykolaiv region – 39, Luhansk region – 31, Zaporizhzhia region – 22, Kherson region – 29, Kyiv city – 16, Sumy region – 16, and Zhytomyr region – 15.

Bohdan Marusyak

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