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Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Gleb
Kharkov. Gleb
Gleb’s dad suffers from a chronic spine disease and barely can work. His mother takes care of her men and doesn’t have enough time for a stable job. The family’s income is less than 100 USD. Gleb’s parents don’t have enough money to get Gleb prepared for school, so they decided to postpone Gleb’s first grade for one year.
// The picture is taken on assignment for "Joint" charity organization (www.jdc.org) which provides the family with financial support
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Mark
Kharkov. Mark
Mark is 5 years old. He suffers from autism, cannot speak and hardly communicates with anyone, except his mom and dad. He lives with his parents in a tiny rented room of a dormitory
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. A view from a dormitory
Kharkov. A view from a dormitory
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Inna
Kharkov. Inna
In the past she was a known lawyer and wife of a famous actor. Now she is bed-bound and her life consists only of her memories.
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Sofia
Kharkov. Sofia
Sofia resides in the slums of Kharkov with parents and 3 siblings. She got pregnant at the age of 18. Her future baby’s father doesn’t plan to participate in Sofia’s life anymore
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Anastasia
Kharkov. Anastasia
Anastasia lives with her husband and kid suffering from autism in a small rented room of a dormitory
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Anna
Kharkov. Anna
Anna is one of 10 inhabitants of a 3-room flat. 8 of the inhabitants are kids, 2 grown-ups are sisters. Most of the children have different fathers none of which ever participates in the family’s life.
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Angelina and her shared apartment neighbor
Kharkov. Angelina and her shared apartment neighbor
Angelina lives with her grandmother in a rented room of a shared apartment. Her mother rejected her right after giving birth. Her father is in jail. The grandmother sold her apartment and spent most of the money trying to get her son out of jail but it didn’t help much.

// The picture is taken on assignment for "Joint" charity organization (www.jdc.org) which provides Angelina and her grandmother with financial support and helps with after-school activities.
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Day care center for children with disabilities
Kharkov. Day care center for children with disabilities
// The picture is taken on assignment for "Joint" charity organization (www.jdc.org) which provides funding for the day care center for children with disabilities from disadvantaged families
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Anna, Nikita and Timofey
Kharkov. Anna, Nikita and Timofey
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Angelina, her granny and neighbors
Kharkov. Angelina, her granny and neighbors
Angelina lives with her grandmother in a tiny rented room of a huge shared apartment where even a kitchen is missing. Angelina’s mother rejected her right after giving birth, her father is in a prison.


// The picture is taken on assignment for "Joint" charity organization (www.jdc.org) which provides Angelina and her grandmother with financial support and helps with after-school activities.
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Slavjansk
Slavjansk
Near a hospital destroyed by bombings
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Irina and Elena, siblings
Kharkov. Irina and Elena, siblings
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. A view from a window
Kharkov. A view from a window
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Slavjansk. Ruins of a hospital
Slavjansk. Ruins of a hospital
The hospital was caught in a cross-fire in June, 2014. Many patients and staff members didn’t manage to escape because escape route was under constant fire.
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Mariupol. Residence buildings bombed by "Grad"
Mariupol. Residence buildings bombed by "Grad"
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Slavjansk. Anna
Slavjansk. Anna
During the war Anna’s house in Semenovka was destroyed by shells. Her husband has died of heart attack being unable to overcome the stress
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Sumy. Raisa
Sumy. Raisa
Raisa has 2 grown-up kids and disabled husband. The family has no stable income. They don’t buy food and survive only due to the Joint fund humanitarian help
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Sumy. Internally displaced from Donetsk Seva, Max and Valentina
Sumy. Internally displaced from Donetsk Seva, Max and Valentina
This family had own house and business in Donetsk. In 2014 they military actions forced them to leave their hometown
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kramatorsk area
Kramatorsk area
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Kharkov. Day care center for children with disabilities
Kharkov. Day care center for children with disabilities
// The picture is taken on assignment for "Joint" charity organization (www.jdc.org) which provides funding for the day care center for children with disabilities from disadvantaged families
Arik Shraga. Eastern Ukraine. Sumy. Boris
Sumy. Boris
Boris suffers from psycho-neurologic disease all his life. He is absolutely alone in his 2-room apartment. Due to his disease Boris is always stressed. He suspects that everyone around him spies.
// The picture is taken on assignment for "Joint" charity organization (www.jdc.org) which provides Boris with financial support and homecare services.