From 24 February 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine started, to 13 November 2022, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 16,631 civilian casualties in the country: 6,557 killed and 10,074 injured. This included:a total of 6,557 killed (2,559 men, 1,752 women, 170 girls, and 204 boys, as well as 34 children and 1,838 adults whose sex is yet unknown)a total of 10,074 injured (2,176 men, 1,563 women, 208 girls, and 297 boys, as well as 245 children and 5,585 adults whose sex is yet unknown)In Donetsk and Luhansk regions: 9,220 casualties (3,924 killed and 5,296 injured)On Government-controlled territory: 7,270 casualties (3,481 killed and 3,789 injured)On territory controlled by Russian armed forces and affiliated armed groups: 1,950 casualties (443 killed and 1,507 injured)In other regions of Ukraine (the city of Kyiv, and Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kirovohrad, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Khmelnytskyi, Poltava, Rivne, Ternopil, Vinnytsia, Volyn, and Zhytomyr regions), which were under Government control when casualties occurred: 7,411 casualties (2,633 killed and 4,778 injured)
Civilian casualties in Ukraine from 24 February to 13 November 2022 (individual cases verified by OHCHR), per month
Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects, including shelling from heavy artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, missiles and air strikes.
OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration. This concerns, for example, Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izium (Kharkiv region), Lysychansk, Popasna, and Sievierodonetsk (Luhansk region), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties.
Civilian casualties from 1 to 13 November2022(individual cases verified by OHCHR)
From 1 to 13 November 2022, OHCHR recorded 264 civilian casualties:66 killed (17 men, 12 women, 2 girls, as well as 35 adults whose sex is yet unknown); and198 injured (62 men, 41 women, 2 girls, 6 boys, as well as 3 children and 84 adults whose sex is yet unknown).
This included:54 killed and 160 injured in 60 settlements in regions (parts of regions), which were under Government control when casualties occurred (81 percent of the total); and12 killed and 38 injured in 4 settlements in parts of Luhansk and Donetsk regions controlled by Russian armed forces and affiliated armed groups (19 percent of the total).
Per type of weapon/incident:Explosive weapons with wide area effects: 61 killed and 173 injured (89 per cent);Mines and explosive remnants of war: 5 killed and 25 injured (11 per cent).
The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
Since 2014, OHCHR has been documenting civilian casualties in Ukraine. Reports are based on information that the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) collected through interviews with victims and their relatives; witnesses; analysis of corroborating material confidentially shared with HRMMU; official records; open-source documents, photo and video materials; forensic records and reports; criminal investigation materials; court documents; reports by international and national non-governmental organisations; public reports by law enforcement and military actors; data from medical facilities and local authorities. All sources and information are assessed for their relevance and credibility and cross-checked against other information. In some instances, corroboration may take time. This may mean that conclusions on civilian casualties may be revised as more information becomes available andnumbers may change as new information emerges over time. Statistics presented in the current update are based on individual civilian casualty records where the “reasonable grounds to believe” standard of proof was met, namely where, based on a body of verified information, an ordinarily prudent observer would have reasonable grounds to believe that the casualty took place as described.
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