UNITED NATIONS, January 24 (Sputnik) – Ukraine, which has been suffering from an internal conflict since the spring of last year, now has more than 920,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced in a report.
“Renewed fighting in the east of the country has resulted in additional displacement, civilian loss of life, destruction of infrastructure, all resulting in increasing humanitarian needs. As of 21 January, MoSP – the government entity officially in charge of IDP registration — has registered 921,640 IDPs across Ukraine, an increase of 47,878 since their last report on 14 January,” the Friday report said.
The situation report, which covers the period from January 10, 2014 until January 23, 2015, also stressed that “multiple civilian casualties” were reported this week “with as many as 15 people killed, and more than 20 civilians injured following the shelling of a public transport stop in the city of Donetsk”.
Earlier on Friday, a spokesperson for the UN High Human Rights Office (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, announced in a statement that the death toll from the…
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