The press service of the National police in the Donetsk region reported this.
“Since the beginning of the ATO, 50 children were killed in Donetsk region. 138 were injured, 20 children lost their parents. 69,500 children were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in other towns”, – said the statement.
It is also noted that at present, more than 312,000 children live in the territory controlled by Ukraine, nearly one in five of them is migrant.
Reportedly, that prior to the ATO, 1,128 schools with an enrollment of more than 340 thousand children were operating in the region . Today, in the territory controlled by Ukraine, 556 schools left , 13 of which had to be closed due to the constant shelling and destruction. 37 schools operate along the delimitation line.
Earlier UNICEF reported that the conflict in eastern Ukraine touched the lives of 580,000 children living in areas of uncontrolled territory and close to the front line in Donbas.