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People with Disabilities Need to Evacuate Safely

“We stopped counting days and nights. It’s been a blur.” Like many in Kharkiv, Vladlena Salnykova, the chief doctor of Kharkiv’s Children’s Neurological Hospital No. 5 pauses before answering questions about the timeline of horrific events that…
A view of the central square following shelling of the City Hall building in Kharkiv, Ukraine. © March 1, 2022

Allow Safe Evacuation of Civilians at Risk

Oksana’s voice breaks a bit on the phone: “My 11-month-old daughter became ill on the first day of the war.” Every hour since has been a battle to keep Oksana’s daughter Mariia alive. What began with an intestinal infection has since turned into a…
Women and their children sit in the basement of a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward and used as a bomb shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine
“Is this what they call a ceasefire?” a woman asked me as workers cleaned debris from a small grocery store in central Donetsk in eastern Ukraine that had been destroyed in a recent rocket attack. Since September 5, there has supposedly been a…