OHCHR / UKRAINE CASUALTIES

01-Mar-2022 00:01:22
The UN Human Rights office (OHCHR) recorded at least 536 civilian casualties in Ukraine most of which were caused by “the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area” adding that the real toll is “likely to be much higher.” UNTV CH
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STORY: OHCHR / UKRAINE CASUALTIES
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SOURCE: UNTV CH
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 01 MARCH 2022, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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01 MARCH 2022, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Wide shots, Palais des Nations exterior
2. Wide shot, briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Liz Throssell, Spokesperson, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“Between 24 February morning and midnight last night, our Office has recorded 536 civilian casualties in Ukraine. These include 136 civilians who were killed, including 13 children, and 400 civilians injured, among them 26 children.”
4. Wide shot, briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Liz Throssell, Spokesperson, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“Most of these casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multi-launch rocket systems, and air strikes.”
6. Wide shot, briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Liz Throssell, Spokesperson, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“These are only the casualties we have managed to cross-check, and the real toll is likely to be much higher.”
8. Med shot, dais and speakers on screen
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Liz Throssell, Spokesperson, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“As the High Commissioner has stressed, the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects should be avoided in densely populated areas, due to the very high risks indiscriminate and disproportionate effects on civilians. We stress the urgent need for an immediate cessation of hostilities.”
10. Wide shot, briefing room
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The UN Human Rights office (OHCHR) recorded at least 536 civilian casualties in Ukraine most of which were caused by “the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area” adding that the real toll is “likely to be much higher.”

In a press conference in Geneva today (01 Mar), OHCHR spokesperson Liz Throssell said, “Between 24 February morning and midnight last night, our Office has recorded 536 civilian casualties in Ukraine. These include 136 civilians killed, including 13 children, and 400 civilians injured, among them 26 children.”

The spokesperson added that most of the casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, “including shelling from heavy artillery and multi-launch rocket systems, and air strikes.”

“These are only the casualties we have managed to cross-check, and the real toll may be much higher,” stated Throssell.

The spokesperson said, “As the High Commissioner has stressed, the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects should be avoided in densely populated areas, due to the very high risks of indiscriminate and disproportionate effects on civilians. We stress the urgent need for an immediate cessation of hostilities.”
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