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Fifth grade student Rodion, 11, stands by a window damaged by a stray bullet in a classroom at school No. 2, Marinka, Donetsk region, Ukraine
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Ukraine conflict - latest news

After nearly four years of conflict in eastern Ukraine, 3.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance – 60 per cent of them are women and children. Approximately 1.6 million people have been forced from their homes and tens of thousands of civilians have been killed or wounded.

UNICEF is supporting health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, access to safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict.

We call on all sides of the conflict to recommit to the ceasefire signed in Minsk in August 2015, and to respect international humanitarian law, including allowing unrestricted humanitarian access.

Read the latest news below, and find out more about the situation and UNICEF's response to the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.