This note highlights the key protection concerns and needs of conflict-affected older women and men and older people with disabilities in Ukraine, as well as opportunities for humanitarian, development and government actors to enhance their protection.
Ukraine has one of the ‘oldest’ humanitarian crisis: 30% of all people in need of humanitarian assistance are over 60. Older people often face overlapping vulnerabilities such as chronic diseases, disability and dire financial constraints, with a high proportion of older women amongst the conflict-affected population.
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