Voices of older Ukrainians.

HelpAge is supporting older people, people with disabilities, and their families impacted by the Ukraine crisis. Here are some of their stories.

Anna doesn't understand why there can't be peace.

Viktoria's father named her for victory over the Nazis.

Lyudmila hopes to see her husband again.

Refugees on The Moldova-Ukraine Border

I Want to Go Back

Ekaterina, 70, from Voznesensk, Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine is
devastating Olga's family.

In Ekaterina's village, older people are forced to stay behind.

Lydia worries about surviving another war in Ukraine.

Taking refuge in Moldova

Valentina, 72, is originally from Kherson, Ukraine. She has fled the crisis in Ukraine and has taken refuge in Chisinau, Moldova. It took her and her family members more than 12 hours to get there. By the time she had arrived in Chisinau, Valentina, who is diabetic, had run out of insulin. She hopes to return to Ukraine at some point but understands that she will be displaced for the time being. 

HelpAge USA is raising money for our Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support our work for older people affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Any income not spent after twelve months past the end of the appeal may be allocated to another emergency that requires our support.

How you can help older people in Ukraine

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