Briefing note

Briefing note on the status of civilians who acquired disabilities due to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine

Published 12. Feb 2020|Edited 31. Jan 2019

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, seven to nine thousand civilians have been injured as a result of the armed conflict lasting more than four years in eastern Ukraine. At the same time, it is impossible to determine the exact number of people affected by the conflict, due to the lack of official statistics.

This incomplete collection and analysis of data on civilian casualties is problematic as civilians continue to experience significant health problems due to the ongoing armed conflict. It is not certain whether the regulations in place are sufficient to establish an appropriate status for individuals with disabilities acquired as a result of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.