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“I don’t even know if the house I lived in is still standing.” Older people displaced by the war in Ukraine

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than three million people have passed through Lviv, a city in the west where the borders of five neighbouring countries converge. Most travel further into Europe becoming refugees, but the city and its surroundings has taken in around 500,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) since the start of the conflict, according to official data, and there are probably even more.

Peace and health: a story of Moldovan generosity

It is impossible not to notice signs of Moldovan solidarity with Ukraine. One such story is that of Argentina, 45, who is the manager of Zarea Hotel in the centre of Chisinau.

Exposing systemic ageism: my story

As part of our ageism stories competition, older people share their experience of everyday ageism, whether in their communities, during health visits or dealing with social services.