Conflict-related civilian casualties in Ukraine as of 31 March 2021

From 1 January to 31 March 2021, OHCHR recorded 17 civilian casualties (seven killed and ten injured), which is a 23 per cent decrease compared with preceding three months from October to December 2020, during which 22 civilian casualties (five killed and 17 injured) were recorded, and a 63 per cent decrease compared with the first three months of 2020 when 46 civilian casualties (six killed and 40 injured) were recorded. From 1 January to 31 March 2021, civilian victims of mines and ERW (five killed and seven injured) comprised 70 per cent of all civilian casualties (to compare: 51 per cent in 2020, 35 in 2019, 43 in 2018, 41 in 2017 and 41 per cent in 2016). Civilian casualties that resulted from active hostilities (shelling and SALW fire) comprised 24 per cent of the total (one killed and three injured). One civilian death resulted from an escalation of force incident.

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