The shelling continues non-stop in Ukraine on the 13th consecutive day of the Russian invasion.
Evacuation of civilians - whether by the state or self-organised - does not appear to be safe. Reports of civilians targeted in their cars or on the pavements come from the different regions of Ukraine. In Mariupol, the evacuation collapsed twice as Russian shelling did not stop - according to the Ukrainian authorities.
Many families in Ukraine and abroad are looking for their loved ones in towns like Mariupol, Irpen, Hostomel, Bucha, Sumy, Chernihiv but can't reach them. There is no light, heating or running water in most of those areas. Reports reveal civilians lacking drinking water, food and medication. The mayor of the town of Izum near Odesa reports that its centre has been essentially destroyed.
1.5 million refugees have now left the country, while many others are looking for safe corridors to be able to do so.