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14.4.16

Families fleeing fighting in Ukraine plunged into poverty in Belarus - Belarus | ReliefWeb: Of the 150,000 people who arrived in Belarus, which has a population of almost 10 million people and is facing tough financial times as a result of a weakening Russian economy, many were families with young children.

While Ukrainian children are able to access education in Belarus, their parents face acute poverty which is leaving thousands of families struggling to afford the basics – including food.

Yulia Folkovskyaya, 33, arrived in Bobruisk in Belarus from Donetsk region with husband Maxim and their two children, seven-year-old Violetta and two-year-old Mikhail. “When we arrived, we were living nine people in two rooms,” she explains.


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