Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres42

Avdiivka: Nadezhda Iosipovna, age 75, mourns the loss of her grandson who died recently as she visits his grave. Nadezhda also suffered the loss of other men in her family including her husband who died of cancer. Her daughter lives on the other side of the contact line in Donetsk city - stronghold of pro-Russia separatists so she rarely gets to see her and live alone in war-torn Avdiivka. 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.

Avdiivka: Nadezhda Iosipovna, age 75, mourns the loss of her grandson who died recently as she visits his grave. Nadezhda also suffered the loss of other men in her family including her husband who died of cancer. Her daughter lives on the other side of the contact line in Donetsk city - stronghold of pro-Russia separatists so she rarely gets to see her and live alone in war-torn Avdiivka.

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.