Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres27

Valentina Streltsova, age 68, lost her toes due to frostbite. She was found by ICRC, abandoned, was dropped off at the Druzhkovka nursing home. The nursing home facility takes care of many elderly who are left behind, and poverty stricken due to the war. 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.

Valentina Streltsova, age 68, lost her toes due to frostbite. She was found by ICRC, abandoned, was dropped off at the Druzhkovka nursing home. The nursing home facility takes care of many elderly who are left behind, and poverty stricken due to the war.

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.