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War in Ukraine killed more than 6,550 civilians – UN

15 November , 2022  

Civilian casualties from February 24, when Russia launched its war against Ukraine, to November 13 totaled 16,631 civilians (16,462 a week earlier), including 6,557 deaths (6,490), the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Monday.
“Most of the recorded civilian deaths or injuries were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide area of impact, including heavy artillery and multiple rocket launchers, as well as rocket and air strikes,” the document said of the UN data.
This applies, for example, to such settlements as Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izyum (Kharkiv region), Lysychansk, Popasna, and Severodonetsk (Luhansk region), where numerous civilian deaths or injuries have been reported.
According to confirmed UN data, 2,559 men, 1,752 women, 204 boys and 170 girls were killed, while the gender of 34 children and 1,838 adults could not yet be determined.
The 1,074 wounded included 297 boys and 208 girls, and 245 children whose sex could not yet be determined.
Compared to the figures of 6 November, five children were killed and five others wounded.
Whereas previously the OHCHR Daily Casualty Report was issued on a daily basis and then only on weekdays, it has become a weekly report since July. This summary, like the previous one, provides data by month.
According to them, March remains the deadliest month for civilians, with at least 3,326 deaths. In April, the number of civilian deaths due to the war dropped to 702, in May to 473, in June to 374 and in July to 360, according to the OHCHR publication. There were 355 deaths in the first five days of the war from February 24 to 28, 305 in August, 312 in September, 284 in October and 66 in the first 14 days of November, the UN points out.
The number of wounded in September – 926 – was higher than in October – 783 and August – 895 and slightly lower than in previous months – July – 1,100, June – 1,030, May – 1,016, while in April and March there were 1,254 and 2,410 wounded respectively.
According to the report, 61 people died and 173 others were wounded from large-area explosive weapons in November, while mines and explosive remnants of war killed five people and wounded 25 (11 percent of total casualties).
Government-controlled territories accounted for 81 percent of the casualties in November, according to the UN.
The summary traditionally states that the increase in numbers to the previous summary should not be attributed only to cases after November 6, as the Office verified a number of cases from previous days during that period.

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