Olga Denisova. More than 2, 2 million people left Ukraine or become internally displaced Since the conflict in the East of the country, according to a report by the office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) of the United Nations.
the report covers the period up to may 29.
"at the time may 27, the number registered by the Ministry of social policy of internally displaced persons (IDPs) reached 1 315 625 people. Compared With last week, this figure has grown almost 16 thousand people. According to the Centre for monitoring of internally displaced persons (IDMC), Ukraine is located in a "leading" top ten countries by number of IDPs, " the report read.
Also, increase in the number of Ukrainian citizens who have fled to neighboring countries.
"over the past two weeks this number has exceeded 10 thousand people. This means that From April 2014, More than 2, 2 million Ukrainians, including registered IDPs and those who have left the country, had to leave their homes because of the conflict, " reads the report.
according to the information received, the office of the high Commissioner on Affairs of immigrants (UNHCR) on may 28, cited in the report, approximately 867 thousand inhabitants of the country appealed for asylum, residence permit and other legal forms of being in the country.
the superior report of may of the current year, are the official figures for those killed and wounded in the East of the conflict, however, the UN doubt their accuracy." From mid-April 2014 to 30 may 2015, at least 6 417 people were reported as killed and another fifteen 962 wounded in the conflict area in the East of Ukraine ", - reported in the document. The number of fatalities include 298 people who were on Board the Boeing flight MH-17, the victim of the crash in July of last year.
It is noted that the Experts of mission of the United Nations human rights in Ukraine and world health Organization in its own conclusions based on official information on casualties among the Ukrainian military provided by the authorities of the country, as well as on information from health facilities in DPR and LPR, which has been lost civilians and authorized armed groups.
"The mission of the United Nations human rights in Ukraine and who believe that the real Number of dead much higher," the report said.