Russia's War: Weighing the Human Cost in Ukraine

Gergely Hideg, with Callum Watson

'The Russian Federation's war of aggression against Ukraine has exacted a devastating toll on the Ukrainian civilian population. Mounting an adequate humanitarian response will hinge on properly quantifying its scale and naturenever an easy task in a conflict zone, and immeasurably harder amid the fog of disinformation.

The Small Arms Survey has experience of generating policy-relevant data on armed conflict, most notably with its Global Violent Deaths (GVD) database. In December 2022 and January 2023, the Survey turned its attention to gathering solid data on the Russian invasion's impact on the Ukrainian population...'

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Keywords: GVD Global Violent Deaths Gender Civilians Conflict deaths Conflict