Ukraine Conflict | The Humanitarian Impact on Cities under Bombardment

March 21, 2022
Analysis Brief

Executive Summary

It is nearly four weeks since the start of the conflict, with 2,421 civilian casualties (925 killed, 1,496 injured) reported by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). However, the actual figure is likely to be considerably higher (OHCHR 21/03/2022). Recent days have seen significant loss of civilian life, with several buildings used as shelters being hit by bombs or shelling, the most serious being two incidents in the encircled city of Mariupol. This brief examines the situation in three cities currently under bombardment by Russian forces, including efforts to evacuate civilian populations and the humanitarian needs on the ground.

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