Author: Megan Birot

Internally Displaced- Finding Refuge at Home

25th April 2018

This seemingly dark and ominous building was once a pied-a-terre for sailors in Odesa. Today, a community of IDPs call it home. Photo: Megan Birot As the war in Eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, the civilians uprooted by the conflict are finding solace in new communities. A port city on the Black Sea is […]

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Living on the Frontline of Ukraine’s Forgotten War

16th April 2018

Natasha checking in on her farm animals. Photo: Megan Birot As the war in Ukraine’s East enters its fourth year, with no prospect for peace; the people leaving near the frontline of the protracted conflict remain at its mercy. Natasha Titova holds her hands up and counts her fingers. “Seven times,” she shouts, that her […]

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How Ukraine is Winning It’s Longest Running Battle-HIV

11th April 2018

Valeriia at the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV office in Kiev. Photo: Megan Birot While Ukraine remains the country with the highest HIV prevalence rate in Europe, it is breaking ground in the battle against the virus. It was over the phone Valeriia Rachynska was told her life would take a new turn. […]

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Ukraine’s Forgotten Children Find More Than Shelter in Odessa

5th April 2018

Children from a shelter in Odessa. Photo: Mission Odessa They’re the unlikely casualties of a country at war and plunged into recession, but Ukraine’s children are not forgotten nor forfeited. In Odessa, a port city on the Black Sea, a small shelter solely run by volunteers is giving children displaced by the conflict in the […]

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