Jan Egeland visits Ukraine - November 2022
Without access to life-saving aid across Ukraine, vulnerable people living in areas outside of government control and along frontlines will face extreme suffering and risk losing their lives this winter, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
“Right now, across the country, people are facing a grim choice: flee or freeze. This week, I met families in Zaporizhzhia who fled for their lives from bombed out basements through the only crossing point on the frontline. They were shelled as they crossed. From a one-month-old to 91-year-old, they arrived cold and traumatised, but deeply relieved that they are now safe,” said Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General on a visit to Ukraine.