Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres37

Druzhkovka Nursing home - Donetsk region:Lidiya Nikitichna, 78, rests on a sofa. Photographs of residents are seen, as they pass away their photo is taken off the wall. 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 Nursing home - Donetsk region:

Lidiya Nikitichna, 78, rests on a sofa. Photographs of residents are seen, as they pass away their photo is taken off the wall. 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.