War in Ukraine: according to the UN, 10 million people have fled their homes!
Eva Deschamps / March 21, 2022
Among the responsibilities of those who wage war around the world is the suffering inflicted on civilians forced to flee their homes. The war in Ukraine is so devastating that 10 million people have fled, either internally displaced or as refugees abroad, Grandi said on Twitter.
The Russian army bombed an art school serving as a refuge for several hundred people in Mariupol, in southeastern Ukraine, local authorities accused Sunday, adding that civilians were trapped under the rubble.
Yesterday (Saturday), the Russian occupiers dropped bombs on the G12 art school on the left bank of Mariupol, where 400 residents of Mariupol -- women, children and the elderly -- had taken refuge, said the municipality of this port city besieged by Moscow forces.
We know that the building was destroyed and that peaceful people are still under the rubble. The death toll is being clarified, she added in a statement posted on Telegram.
Mariupol, a city in southeastern Ukraine with a population of 450,000 before the war, has been the target of violent bombardments by Russian forces and their pro-Russian separatist allies for several weeks.
On Sunday, the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kirilenko, also accused Moscow of having forcibly deported more than 1,000 Marioupol residents living in the east of the city to Russia, without specifying when the events took place.
According to him, Russian forces have set up filtration camps where they check the phones of Mariupol residents before confiscating their identity documents. Then they are sent to Russia, he said on Facebook, noting that their fate on the other side (of the border) is unknown.
These statements could not be independently verified at this time.