"Real man-made tragedy" unravelling in Ukraine

Valentina and her great grandchildren sit in an underground bomb shelter that has been their home for the last six months. Donetsk, Ukraine (Credit: OCHA/O. Osinskiy)

The situation in Ukraine has been described by a top UN official as a "real tragedy", which is man-made and affecting people in a dramatic way.

John Ging, the Operations Director of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says more than a million displaced Ukrainians fleeing violence "may be alive but have no life".

Meanwhile, the UN estimates that more than 6000 people have been killed since fighting between government and pro-Russian separatists began in April 2014.

Mr Ging gave Nargiz Shekinskaya an update on the humanitarian situation in the country.

Duration: 4'55"

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