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Civilian deaths in Ukraine war rise to 1,793, says UN


ANKARA:
The civilian death toll in the Russia-Ukraine war has climbed to 1,793, the UN said on Sunday, while the number of people fleeing the war is now above 4.5 million.

At least 2,439 more people have been injured in Ukraine since Feb. 24, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a statement, adding that the “actual figures are considerably higher.”

“Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and airstrikes,” read the statement.

Also read: Moscow laments troop deaths as Ukraine braces for new Russian offensive

Data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) showed the number of people who have left Ukraine since the start of the war has risen to 4,503,954.

Most of them have gone to neighboring countries – over 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, according to latest UNHCR figures.

Millions more are internally displaced in Ukraine, with an update from the International Organization for Migration earlier this week placing the number at 7.1 million.

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