Ukraine: “I Used To Have A Home”: Older People’s Experience of War, Displacement, And Access To Housing in Ukraine

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which has been marked by a flagrant disregard for civilian life, has had a devastating impact on older people. This report shows how older people have made up a disproportionate number of civilian deaths and injuries. It also shows how intersecting challenges such as disability, poverty and age discrimination place older people in displacement at higher risk, particularly with regards to accessing housing. Older people stay behind in damaged homes without roofs or windows, and thousands have been placed in state institutions, which can lead to their isolation, neglect and abuse.

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