Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres45

Mariya Ivanovna, age 85 has been living in a bomb shelter for 4 years. Her pension is the only source of income for the whole family. She has suffered two strokes. “I remember the WW2. There is no difference between these two wars. Back then we had nothing to eat and nowhere to hide.”“It's very difficult to call an ambulance. They don't come because of the shelling.”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.

Mariya Ivanovna, age 85 has been living in a bomb shelter for 4 years. Her pension is the only source of income for the whole family. She has suffered two strokes. “I remember the WW2. There is no difference between these two wars. Back then we had nothing to eat and nowhere to hide.”“It's very difficult to call an ambulance. They don't come because of the shelling.”

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.