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You're reading: UNIAN: UNHCR reports nearly 586,000 Ukrainians lose access to pensions in conflict zone in Donbas

Since the beginning of 2016, nearly 586,000 retired and elderly people residing in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine have lost access to their pensions as a result of verification procedures introduced by the Government of Ukraine, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

About 50,000 people with disabilities from internally displaced persons (IDPs) are particularly vulnerable. At the same time, they face additional difficulties and often discrimination, UNHCR reports.

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