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Older People in Ukraine during the Russian Invasion
Grantmakers in Aging in collaboration with HelpAge USA and American Society on Aging invites you to a webinar. Older People in Ukraine during the Russian Invasion

Please join us for an expert discussion with Ukrainian aging specialist Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko and HelpAge staff working in Ukraine who will discuss the significant impact Russia’s war has had on older people in Ukraine and what steps funders and advocates can take to ensure immediate and longer-term protection and support for this at-risk population.

Background
Ukraine has the largest number of older people affected by armed conflict in the world. Over 25% of Ukraine’s population is over 60. They have experienced and continue to face threats to their lives, safety, health, and well-being. These include indiscriminate and targeted attacks, torture, destruction and looting of their property as well as life-threatening shortages of food, water, medicines and medical care. Millions have fled to safety, while others remain in conflict areas because they cannot or do not wish to leave their homes and familiar surroundings.

About Dr. Sidorenko
Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko is an expert in national and international policy on aging. His current assignments and duties include: Senior Advisor, European Center for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna, Austria); International Tutor, International Institute on Aging (United Nations – Malta); Member, HelpAge International Board of Trustees (London, UK), Member, Societal Advisory Board for the Joint Programming Initiative More Years, Better Lives (European Union). Previously he served as the Chief of the Population Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva, Switzerland, 2010); Head of the United Nations Program on Aging (Vienna – New York, 1988-2009). Within the UN, he acted as Coordinator of the International year of Older Persons (1999).

Jul 6, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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