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Generosity of fellow citizens saves displaced Ukrainians from hunger and cold

Thursday 15, January 2015

Almost a year of fighting in Ukraine has displaced more than one million people – both abroad and within the country. For the 610,000 adrift within their own borders, the pain of fleeing homes under shelling has been eased by the astonishing altruism of fellow Ukrainians. They’ve donated clothes, food, washing machines, TVs, children’s toys and more. Many have opened their homes to compatriots who have lost their own. And they keep on giving -- supplementing aid work of the government and international community. In this photo essay, UNHCR’s Ernő Simon looks at the toll the war has taken on civilians, many still displaced, others contemplating rebuilding. 

 

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