Children under threat from renewed violence in eastern Ukraine

12 Jun 2015

UNICEF releases on how at least 68 children are reported to have been killed and 180 injured since March last year as a result of conflict in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said today. While no children were reportedly killed in the latest escalation near the town of Mariinka, west of Donetsk, there are anecdotal reports of children having been injured by heavy weapons fire.

UNICEF expects the actual number of child casualties to be considerably higher than reported as many areas remain inaccessible due to conflict.  

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