Ukraine's humanitarian crisis

The humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ukraine has affected 4.4 million people and led to the displacement of 1.6 million. Of those affected, 3.4 million are currently in need of humanitarian assistance.

Since 2014, WHO has led and coordinated the health strand of the international humanitarian response in Ukraine. After years of conflict, health care resources in conflict-affected areas of Ukraine are severely stretched and humanitarian funding is plummeting.

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Hostilities and a global pandemic: a two-fold challenge for eastern Ukraine

“I wanted to continue providing people with the assistance and support that they deserve,” says Oleh Mikhalov, about his decision to join WHO in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine, 5 years ago.

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Eastern Ukraine: health professionals share their daily challenges in providing care

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