Ukraine: Civilian deaths in war rise above 1793

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The number of civilians killed in the Russia-Ukraine conflict has risen to 1,793, according to the United Nations, while the number of persons fleeing the conflict has surpassed 4.5 million.

Since February 24, at least 2,439 more persons have been injured in Ukraine, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), with “real counts probably higher.”

“The majority of civilian casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a large effect area, such as shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, as well as missile and airstrikes,” the statement added.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of persons who have fled Ukraine since the conflict began has climbed to 4,503,954.

According to UNHCR data, the majority of them have gone to neighbouring countries: approximately 2.59 million to Poland, 686,232 to Romania, 419,101 to Hungary, 410,882 to Moldova, 404,418 to Russia, 314,485 to Slovakia, and 19,096 to Belarus.

Millions more people have been internally displaced in Ukraine, according to a recent estimate from the International Organization for Migration, which put the figure at 7.1 million.

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