Patients ‘dying of hunger & cold’: WHO raises alarm over healthcare in Ukraine


The lack of doctors and medicines in the eastern Ukrainian conflict zone is putting lives at risk says a new World Health Organization report, which describes the situation on the ground as “not just a humanitarian crisis.”

“No child has been vaccinated in the areas affected by conflict since September 2014, sending polio vaccine coverage down to less than 30-40 percent,” the WHO report reads.

Fears of Ukraine becoming increasingly vulnerable to preventable diseases are becoming ever more real.

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