Disaster Day
October 13, 2022

The most destructive and lethal tsunami happened in the Indian Ocean in 2004.

The tsunami was the most lethal one in the world, with the death toll reaching a staggering figure of over 230,000…

Now let’s fast forward to the reality of 2022 for a moment.

We wonder whether we can consider the war on the territory of Ukraine a natural disaster, if during the last 7 months, cities and their objects of cultural heritage were wiped off the map and thousands of civilians were killed.

We will tell you the facts of the official source of UNESCO, but you make the conclusions …

2601 educational institutions damaged

Educational establishments

Damage to educational institutions on the territory of Ukraine 

2601 educational institutions suffered from bombing and shelling (i.e. 2292 were damaged, 309 were destroyed) 

Source: Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

199 cultural objects were damaged, such as:

  • 84 religious institutions
  • 13 museums
  • 37 historical buildings
  • 37 cultural buildings
  • 18 monuments
  • 10 libraries

10 journalists were killed

Murdered journalists

In accordance with the mandate of the Organization, the Director-General of UNESCO condemned the killings of 10 journalists and media workers.