Without transportation and isolated by poor weather, villagers in the east, mostly elderly people, have no choice but to live with the constant stress of the conflict in the region.
Due to the unstable and insecure environment, the population is suffering from psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, intense anxiety, trouble sleeping, hopelessness and an inability to function in daily life.
The economic impact of the conflict, due to unemployment and inflation in combination with a lack of social services is putting further pressure on the residents of the region.
Internally displaced people (IDPs) with chronic diseases living outside the Buffer Zone are facing marginalization from the health system as they can no longer afford to pay for their treatments.
The majority of patients are suffering from chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes, who are cut off from access to regular treatment and long-term monitoring.