We are working with partners in Ukraine to provide older people affected by the ongoing conflict with essential items, such as blankets, as well as psychosocial support.

The population of older and disabled internally displaced persons have been particularly affected by this crisis and face specific challenges, which we are working to address.

Older people's stories

Vladimir, 70. (c) Iva Zimova/HelpAge International

>>> Vladimir, 70, Ukraine

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Striking facts

  • Over one million people have been displaced within Ukraine.

  • An estimated five million people need humanitarian assistance.

  • In 2014, there were 9.8 million people over 60, or 21.7% of the population.

  • In Ukraine, life expectancy at 60 is 18 years.


Humanitarian needs of older women and men in government-controlled Luhansk Oblast

Humanitarian needs of older women and men in government-controlled Donetsk Oblast


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