As war rages on with no end yet in sight, Ukrainians have gone to unimaginable lengths to protect themselves and their country. Though many have joined the war as soldiers, others have stayed back to provide the fighters with food, medicine and other essential commodities or simply for moral support.
Ukrainian mothers taking their children over the borders, having to leave their husbands or sons over 18 behind. Or, in a particular twist, carrying offspring over the borders, placing them into safe hands, and returning to their home country to likewise help in the fight.
3 998 civilians was killed and 160 of them were children*
In one weekend alone, more than 80 babies were born in maternity clinics’ bomb shelters in Kyiv. The war is forcing expectant mothers and their newborns underground and into improvised maternity units.
4 693 civilians was injured and 404 of them were children*
Of 25 May, the oblast has been cut off from water, electricity, and gas supplies. The situation with water is particularly dire, and the possibility of restoring water supplies or bringing in water remains limited or impossible due to heavy fighting.
4.6 million people across Ukraine without adequate access to safe water*
*Casulties in Ukraine during invasion verified by ORCHR as of May 25, 2022
THE MOST DISABLED AREA
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has entered its fourth month, and the humanitarian situation is dire and continues to deteriorate, especially in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts in the east of the country. Civilians in bigger cities on the frontline like Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, and Bakhmut are exposed to constant air and missile strikes and artillery bombardment.
According to reports, there are still 15,000 people in Sievierodonetsk, with another 20,000 in Bakhmut. These people have been forced to live in basements for weeks, hiding from constant shelling. In addition, food, water, and hygiene supplies have become scarce.
The people trapped inside these cities emerge from their basements or shelters simply to cook and forage for water. In rare moments when the electricity is working, they can pump water and replenish water supplies in shelters.
In Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts, over 16,000 buildings have been damaged or completely destroyed; this includes schools and hospitals
The severity of the situation is illustrated by the fact that more than half (4,872) of all civilian casualties so far verified in all of Ukraine have been recorded in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. At the same time, the civilian infrastructure has not been spared, and the streets are full of debris. In Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts, over 16,000 buildings have been damaged or completely destroyed; this includes schools and hospitals.
LET'S FIGHT TO SAVE THE HUMANITY
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