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 War in Ukraine killed 6,500 people, wounded 16,000, UN says

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6,500 people were killed in the war in the east of Ukraine, 16,000 received injuries.

This was announced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Censor.NET reports.

"Violence in Ukraine has killed 6,500 people in the past year, wounded 16,000, and left 5 million people in need of humanitarian aid," the report by the OCHA reads.

Experts noted increase in the number of internally displaced persons in Ukraine. "With more than 1.3 million registered IDPs, Ukraine has now the ninth largest number of internally displaced in the world," the message reads.

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OCHA also notes problems with water supply in the Donbas. " Access to water remains a critical issue for many civilians, with up to 500,000 people with poor or no access to water. This increases the risk of water-borne disease outbreaks, especially as temperatures are rising," the UN concluded.

 
 
 
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