Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres20

Mayorsk, Eastern Ukraine: An elderly woman is exhausted after waiting in line for hours in the cold to cross the border from Donetsk to the government-controlled territory of Ukraine in order to collect her pension.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.

Mayorsk, Eastern Ukraine: An elderly woman is exhausted after waiting in line for hours in the cold to cross the border from Donetsk to the government-controlled territory of Ukraine in order to collect her pension.

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.