UN reports at least 536 civilian casualties in Ukraine - GulfToday

UN reports at least 536 civilian casualties in Ukraine


Ukrainian volunteers carry a victim out of the City Hall building, following shelling in Kharkiv, on Tuesday. AP

At least 136 civilians have been killed, including 13 children, and 400 have been injured since Russia invaded Ukraine last week, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.


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"The real toll is likely to be much higher," Liz Throssell, a spokesperson for the UN human rights office (OHCHR), told a briefing, adding that 253 of the casualties were in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions in eastern Ukraine.

This photo shows the children at a pediatrics hospital in Kyiv on Monday. AFP

The UN World Food Programme is scaling up activities in Ukraine so that it can support up to 3.1 million people, WFP spokesperson Tomson Phiri said, adding: "Food supplies are running low."



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