Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres53

Nadezhda Borisovna, age 76, from Dobropolye, died in the nursing home from diabetes and obesity. The body has to stay in the room with two other sick elderly women, untouched for about 2 days, as nursing home has no resources to deliver it to the morgue and the healthcare institution from her native town delays to pick her body up. Her neighbors took the responsibility to organize a funeral service for her as she has no relatives. 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.

Nadezhda Borisovna, age 76, from Dobropolye, died in the nursing home from diabetes and obesity. The body has to stay in the room with two other sick elderly women, untouched for about 2 days, as nursing home has no resources to deliver it to the morgue and the healthcare institution from her native town delays to pick her body up. Her neighbors took the responsibility to organize a funeral service for her as she has no relatives.

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.