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Millions with disabilities ‘abandoned’ in Ukraine, charities fear – The Independent

Wednesday, 9 March, 2022

Millions with disabilities ‘abandoned’ in Ukraine, charities fear – The Independent

There are 2.7 million people with disabilities in Ukraine, according to the European disability forum
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Millions of people with disabilities are feared to be “abandoned” in Ukraine as aid organisations warned that few are reaching the borders.
Charities trying to help people with disabilities, particularly those with learning disabilities, within Ukraine have told The Independent there has been a “frightening […] black hole” of information about these groups.
More than a million Ukrainians have crossed the border to flee the country since the start of the Russian onslaught last week, but fears are mounting that some are struggling to get out, including many disabled people.
Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/learning-disabilities-refugees-ukraine-invasion-b2029894.html

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