The World Health Organization warned on Monday 21 November that the lives of millions of Ukrainians will be threatened this winter after a series of devastating Russian strikes on the country’s infrastructure.
This winter will endanger the lives of millions of people in Ukraine.WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge told reporters. In simple words, this winter will be about survival..
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Damage to the Ukrainian energy infrastructure “It is already having devastating effects on the health system and the health of the population.”added Hans Kluge.
Hospitals will no longer operate
According to him, the World Health Organization has recorded more than 700 attacks on Ukrainian health facilities since the start of the Russian invasion in February, which he says constitutes “clear violation” International humanitarian law.
This means that Hundreds of hospitals and health facilities are no longer operating at full capacity.did he say. We expect two to three million people to leave their homes in search of warmth and safety. »
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“They will face significant health problems, including respiratory infections such as Covid-19, pneumonia, influenza, and the risk of diphtheria and measles in unvaccinated populations.”added Hans Kluge.