Ukraine War: Civilian Casualties, by injury type and age group
Civilian casualtiesTotalOf them children
  • Region: Ukraine
  • Time period: Feb 24, 2022 to Sep 10, 2023
  • Published: Sep 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 28, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Civilian casualties in Ukraine during 2022-2023

Civilian casualties amounted to 26,149, combining both killed and injured individuals.

Children affected by the conflict

Children represented a significant portion of the casualties, with 554 killed and 1,180 injured, totaling 1,734 child victims.

Comparison between killed and injured civilians

The data reveals that for every civilian killed, there were approximately 1.8 civilians injured during the conflict.

Children as a percentage of total casualties

Children accounted for approximately 6.6% of the total civilian casualties, underscoring the impact of the conflict on the youngest and most vulnerable.

Disproportion between killed and injured among children

The ratio of injured to killed children was more than 2:1, indicating that children were more likely to survive their injuries compared to the overall civilian casualty rate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the total number of civilian casualties in Ukraine during 2022-2023?

There were 26,149 combined civilian casualties (killed and injured) in Ukraine during 2022-2023.

How many children were affected by the conflict?

The conflict affected a total of 1,734 children, who were either killed or injured.

Terms and Definitions

Civilian casualties refer to the deaths or injuries of noncombatant persons during military actions, typically wartime. This number often includes individuals not actively engaged in combat such as civilians, those in protected professions (medical personnel, religious officials), and those considered noncombatants, such as children or the elderly.

The War in Ukraine refers to the ongoing conflict that involves the Ukrainian government and groups that are either affiliated with or supported by Russia. The dispute involves issues related to national governance, territorial boundaries, ethnic and linguistic heritage, and political alliances.

Injury type pertains to the specific kind of physical harm that resulted from warfare. This could cover a broad range of injuries, from gunshot wounds and shrapnel damage to burns and long-term health complications due to exposure to harmful substances or conditions.

A noncombatant is a person who is not directly participating in the hostilities of the war, including civilians, medical personnel, and individuals under the age of enlistment. Noncombatants are supposed to be protected from acts of violence under international law.

Protected professions refer to occupations that, per the Geneva Conventions, should not be targeted in times of war. These professions typically include medical workers, religious personnel, and humanitarian aid workers, among others.

Civilian protection in armed conflict refers to international laws and principles designed to safeguard civilians during times of war. The protection primarily focuses on prohibiting direct attacks on civilians, limiting the effects of military operations in civilian areas, and ensuring that civilians receive essential support and care.

The Geneva Conventions are international treaties that outline the standards for humanitarian treatment in war. These treaties protect people not taking part in hostilities (civilians, health workers, aid workers) and those who are no longer participating in the hostilities, such as wounded, sick, and shipwrecked soldiers and prisoners of war.

War-related displacement refers to the forced movement of people from their habitual places due to war or armed conflict. Civilians compelled to move due to the direct threats of war, violence, or due to the destruction their homes or livelihoods, are considered as displaced persons.
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