We send humanitarian and medical aid to the elderly in the war zone and address their individual needs for effective treatment and care. The occupation has dramatically altered their lives, and many of them are divided from their families, services and livelihoods. The current crisis affects the highest proportion of elderly people in the world, more than 30 per cent.

“Thanks to British-Ukrainian Aid we don’t have to choose between our food and our medicines”

Lyudmila & Alexander, Severodonetsk, Ukraine

According to the European Commission on Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection & the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs 

  • An estimated 5.2 million people bear the brunt of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. 
  • 3.5 million require humanitarian assistance and protection due to widespread mine contamination, escalating psychological trauma and the degrading impact of the lack of access to basic services. This is equal to the population of Berlin or 1.5 population of Paris.

More information:

OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin