UN health agency appeals for $14 million to scale up operations in Ukraine

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A resident of the Artema suburb of Sloviansk, Ukraine, in the rubble of what used to be her summer kitchen, in July 2014. Photo: UNHCR/Iva Zimova

An appeal for $14 million to scale up health operations in eastern Ukraine has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing fighting in Donetsk and Luhansk region.

According to WHO, 15 hospitals have been damaged, 20 health facilities have closed and 70 per cent of health workers in conflict areas have fled their places of work.

To find out more about the appeal and the health situation in Ukraine, Nikola Krastev called Dr. Dorit Nitzan, WHO Representative in Ukraine.

Duration: 4'58"

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