Ukraine: a forgotten conflict, a forgotten people

The European Union has focused its humanitarian funding in the areas near the front line and in the so-called non-government controlled areas where the needs of elderly people are particularly acute.

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Older women and older people with disabilities and chronic illnesses are particularly vulnerable in a conflict which is now in its fifth year. © EU
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Viktor and HelpAge volunteer Yulia. © HelpAge
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The elderly have to cross the official crossing points to access their pensions and buy the basic essentials. © EU
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Antonina Mikhailovna. © People in Need

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