Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres36

Druzhkovka, Donetsk region:Sergey Nikitin fell down after having had a stroke, he is seen resting at the Druzhkovka nursing home. As he has dementia, his family abandoned him as they moved to safer areas away from the conflict zone. 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.

Druzhkovka, Donetsk region:

Sergey Nikitin fell down after having had a stroke, he is seen resting at the Druzhkovka nursing home. As he has dementia, his family abandoned him as they moved to safer areas away from the conflict zone. 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.