Ukraine-Russia war: Millions of lives are at risk in Ukraine this winter, says WHO

  • By George Wright and Catherine Byaruhanga
  • BBC News

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In Ukraine, the temperature is expected to drop to -20°C this winter.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the lives of millions of people in Ukraine will be at risk this winter.

Dr. Hans Henry P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said that half of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has been damaged and 10 million people are currently without electricity.

Temperatures are forecast to drop as low as -20°C (-4°F) in some areas.

The World Health Organization has recorded 703 attacks on Ukraine’s health infrastructure since the Russian occupation began.

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