Cover Osteuropa 3-4/2019

In Osteuropa 3-4/2019

A wartime childhood
Artillery bombardment and poverty in eastern Ukraine

Elena Klymenko

Deutsche Fassung


They are the weakest links in human society. War, the worst form of disruption of this society, causes more suffering among young children than anyone else. In Ukraine, more than 200 children have died in the Donbas as a result of military activity, while 200,000 are living in direct proximity to the front, where shooting still continues five years after the outbreak of the war. There, the supply situation is extremely precarious. The 1.5 million refugees from the region also include a large number of children.

(Osteuropa 3-4/2019, pp. 185–191)