Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres38

Vera Cherepovskaya, age 65, rests at the Druzhkovka nursing home, has severe dementia, a social worker brought her to the home, she was abandoned by her family who fled the war-torn region. 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.

Vera Cherepovskaya, age 65, rests at the Druzhkovka nursing home, has severe dementia, a social worker brought her to the home, she was abandoned by her family who fled the war-torn region.

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.