Aid agencies call for upholding international humanitarian law, protection of civilians and civilian objects in Ukraine
Heavily populated areas in Ukraine—including in Dnipro, Kyiv, Lviv and Ternopil—came under attack on Monday from explosive weapons with wide-area effects, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring another 89.
Infrastructure in Ukraine destroyed | © T.Mayer / HI
Several civilian objects were destroyed, including a playground, a pedestrian bridge and several homes. The damage done to critical civilian infrastructure also led to power outages and disruptions to water, electricity and communication supplies, at a time when civilians are preparing for winter.
The attacks come amid a pattern of escalation across the country, which forced several aid agencies to suspend operations over safety concerns for their staff and populations in need of support, until it is safe to resume.
Aid agencies in Ukraine call for respecting obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law and for the protection of civilians and civilian objects from ongoing hostilities.
- Action contre la Faim
- Caritas Ukraine
- Corus International
- Christian Aid
- Danish Refugee Council
- Doctors of the World
- FHI 360
- Finn Church Aid
- Humanity & Inclusion
- HelpAge International
- Institute of Psychosomatics and Trauma Healing
- International Medical Corps
- International Rescue Committee
- Medical Teams International
- Mercy Corps
- Network 100 percent life Rivne
- People in Need
- Plan International
- Première Urgence Internationale (PUI)
- Save the Children
- Solidarités International
- Stabilization Support Services
- Terre des hommes
- War Child
- World Vision
Reprisal attacks targeting civilians, civilian objects and buildings used for the protection of civilian populations are always prohibited under the laws of war.