Health response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has affected approximately 5 million people and led to the displacement of 1.6 million. Access to primary, secondary and emergency health-care services and medicines has been disrupted on both sides of the contact line. Of those affected, 3.8 million are currently in need of health services.

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Portraits from Ukraine’s conflict line, where humanitarian assistance is most needed

Funding for the humanitarian response in 2018 will determine how many people affected by the Ukrainian conflict receive assistance

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On World Humanitarian Day, WHO maintains that health facilities and personnel are not a target for violence and demands that all parties in conflicts respect the safety and neutrality of health care.

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Stories from eastern Ukraine

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

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Facts and figures


is the number of health facilities that have been shelled since the start of the conflict in 2014

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