Hans Henry Kluge, World Health Organization regional director for Europe, warned of immigration from Ukraine during the winter months.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the lives of millions of people in Ukraine will be in danger this winter. The WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Henry P. Kluge, told a press conference that Russia has hit infrastructure and Ukraine lacks electricity but is unable to meet basic needs.
Russia’s attempted invasion of Ukraine continues. The World Health Organization, on the other hand, has warned that millions of people in Ukraine are worried about this wave of migration. WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge stressed that half of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is damaged and 10 million people currently have no electricity.
Temperatures are expected to drop to -20 degrees in some areas. The WHO has recorded 703 attacks on healthcare infrastructure since the Russian invasion, which began on February 24. Russia dealt another blow to power plants and civilian buildings last week in one of the heaviest aerial bombardments of the war. After holding a press conference in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, Dr. “To put it simply, it will be about surviving this winter,” Kluge said.
Stating that Ukraine’s health care system is “going through the most difficult days of the war at the moment” and that the best solution is to end the conflict, Kluge said that hundreds of hospitals and medical facilities “cannot fully operate without fuel, water and electricity to meet the needs of the population.” basic needs” due to the attacks.
Noting that maternity hospitals need incubators, blood banks need refrigerators, and intensive care units need ventilators, he said, “They all require energy.”
According to the WHO, up to three million people may leave their homes in search of warmth and safety.
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Dr. Kluge said he was “very concerned” about the fate of the 17,000 HIV-infected people in Donetsk and that “the life-saving antiretroviral drugs that help them survive may soon run out.” Most of Donetsk is under Russian control. Kluge called for “the urgent establishment of a humanitarian medical corridor to all the newly conquered and occupied territories.”
The WHO is also concerned about the rise in Covid cases. Dr. “Leave the supplements, with a low level of basic vaccination, millions of Ukrainians have reduced immunity or no immunity to Covid at all,” Kluge said.
The warnings came due to snowfall, with temperatures across Ukraine dropping below freezing. The Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, which produces more than 25 percent of Ukraine’s electricity, no longer produces electricity. The power plant was shelled again over the weekend.
Rafael Grossi, president of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), condemned the attacks and said the danger at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant had once again been overcome “by a small margin.” IAEA experts who visited the site on Monday said they found extensive damage but did not pose an immediate threat to nuclear safety. Russia and Ukraine accused each other of attacks on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
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