November 29, 2022

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In Ukraine “I got used to the endless fear” — Global Issues

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Fear and the daily threat of death have faced all Ukrainians since the February 24 Russian invasion, and local UN officials are no exception. Viktoriya Hrubas is Public Information Officer at the UN Humanitarian Coordination Office, and she has shared firsthand what it was like to serve and suffer alongside her fellow Ukrainians. © UNOCHA/Matteo Minasi “No one is willing to go through war,” she admits, despite her vast experience helping those in need with humanitarian aid. In the early days of the invasion, she watched “with horror” as the Russian army advanced on her childhood homeland of Zaporizhia, especially since her mother had decided not to abandon her. Finally, in September, she returned to the city on behalf of OCHA and spoke to defiant local residents, including her mother, who were determined not to let the war completely destroy their lives. you can read them

Fear and the daily threat of death have faced all Ukrainians since the February 24 Russian invasion, and local UN officials are no exception. Viktoriya Hrubas is Public Information Officer at the United Nations Humanitarian Coordination Office, OCHA, and she has shared firsthand what it was like to serve and suffer alongside her fellow Ukrainians. © UNOCHA/Matteo Minasi “No one is willing to go through war,” she admits, despite her vast experience helping those in need with humanitarian aid. In the early days of the invasion, she watched “with horror” as the Russian army advanced on her childhood homeland of Zaporizhia, especially since her mother had decided not to abandon her. Finally, in September, she returned to the city on behalf of OCHA and spoke to defiant local residents, including her mother, who were determined not to let the war completely destroy their lives. You can read her full, powerful story here.

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