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Ukrainians face life-threatening winter, as temperatures dip: WHO

2022-11-22 09:56:59       source:The Aljazeera

November 21, 2022

Millions of people in Ukraine face a life-threatening winter this year, the World Health Organization has warned, as Russia continues to pound the country’s energy infrastructure while temperatures plummet.

In recent weeks, Russia has targeted energy infrastructure with missile strikes, including water and electricity stations, leaving homes across the country without power as winter sets in – further compounding the health crisis.

“Half of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is either damaged or destroyed. This is already having knock-on effects on the health system and on people’s health,” said Hans Henri P Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe.

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