The struggle for survival across Ukraine's frontline

This building in Lisichansk, Ukraine was damaged by shelling in July 2014.
The heavily shelled town of Lisichansk in rebel-held eastern Ukraine (Brendan Hoffman/Mercy Corps)

The 13-month conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 6,300 lives, displaced 1.3 million people and left hundreds of thousands in need of urgent food aid. Despite a February ceasefire, the fighting hasn't stopped.

In March and April, Kristina Jovanovski had rare access to rebel-held areas to investigate the humanitarian disaster that has unfolded on Europe's doorstep. Click here for our exclusive report on why aid isn't getting through.

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