The UN children's Fund UNICEF said a minimum of 109 children were injured and 42 have lost their lives from unexploded mines and ordnance in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, reports news Agency ".
The Ukrainian authorities have taken in April of last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup of the region's residents. Refugees and IDPs were more than 1, 5 million inhabitants. The region on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. According to the final data of the UN, lost his life more than 6 thousand people. Children's Ombudsman DNR said that among them there are about 60 children, and this is only the official statistics. Kiev in the Donbass broke all the situation on the rights of the child, she said.
"At least 109 children were injured and 42 have lost their lives from unexploded mines and ordnance in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Eastern Ukraine since March of last year ", - informed in UNICEF.
It is also noted that " the number of children killed and maimed of mines and ammunition, will be much higher if we consider the areas that are not controlled by government forces ". The lack of access to these areas is a real challenge for humanitarian organizations on the ground."
Children are at risk from munitions and mines that have the ability to have bright colors. Children have the opportunity to find items such as toys or valuables, which increases the likelihood of bringing to the tragedy. In the East of Ukraine launched an awareness campaign aimed at disseminating information about the dangers of ammunition.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, came amid a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have taken a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.