UN: almost 600 000 Ukrainians in conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine do not receive pensions and social assistance
About 586,000 Ukrainian citizens who live in the conflict zone haven’t received pensions and social benefits since the beginning of the previous year, as they haven’t been registered by the government, as reported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
This includes 50,000 people with disabilities who are especially vulnerable as they are facing additional difficulties and frequent discrimination, reports the UNHCR.
“In eastern Ukraine, in the conflict zone, the cease-fire regime is often violated. The 800,000 people who live along the contact line in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions are fearful for their lives,” they report.
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