Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres07

Raisa Andreyevna,72, walks home from a local market area which was destroyed back in 2015. She works as a janitor which pays her enough to survive. Originally from Russia, she now lives alone. Her children and grandchildren have all moved away to safer areas as part of Donetsk remain dangerous and occasionally gets shelled. “I have told them to move out, I am not afraid to get killed because I have already lived my life but they have children they have to take care of.” Since the beginning of the war she can no longer receive her Ukrainian pension of $50 a month. After more than four years of war the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has a human toll that is staggering. The war has displaced more than 1.6 million with over 2,500 civilians killed and 9,000 injured. Some 200,000 people live under constant fear of shelling every day, with nearly a third of the 3.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance over 60 years of age. Ukraine has the highest proportion of elderly affected by war in the world.

Raisa Andreyevna,72, walks home from a local market area which was destroyed back in 2015. She works as a janitor which pays her enough to survive. Originally from Russia, she now lives alone. Her children and grandchildren have all moved away to safer areas as part of Donetsk remain dangerous and occasionally gets shelled. “I have told them to move out, I am not afraid to get killed because I have already lived my life but they have children they have to take care of.” Since the beginning of the war she can no longer receive her Ukrainian pension of $50 a month.

After more than four years of war the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has a human toll that is staggering. The war has displaced more than 1.6 million with over 2,500 civilians killed and 9,000 injured. Some 200,000 people live under constant fear of shelling every day, with nearly a third of the 3.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance over 60 years of age. Ukraine has the highest proportion of elderly affected by war in the world.