Health System Collapsing in Conflict-ridden E. Ukraine

January 16, 2015 7:31 PM

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The World Health Organization reports the health care system in eastern Ukraine's conflict-ridden Donbas region is collapsing. WHO says more than five million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in areas under the control of pro-Russian militants fighting for a separate state are in dire need of health care services.

Ukraine’s health care system was broken prior to the outbreak of fighting between Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine and the government in Kyiv in March. But, now it is completely collapsing, especially in areas where fighting is taking place.

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