Age International in Ukraine: vital support for older people caught up in the heart of the crisis
Ukraine has the largest percentage of older people affected by conflict in a single country anywhere in the world. Yet older people and their needs are being overlooked in the response to the crisis.
Age International found that 91% of older people need help getting food, 79% say they don’t have access to clean drinking water and 34% report that they need urgent medication for their chronic illnesses.
For those that have left Ukraine, they have had to undertake physically and emotionally challenging journeys. Age International are providing food, hygiene kits and medical assistance to older refugees who have made the difficult journey to Moldova.
To find out more about Age International’s work in Ukraine, read the full field report here.