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Hope, help, and sorrow in Ukraine


By Nick Childers, photography

Millions of people have fled from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

People are flooding across the border, into Poland, in the days since Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24. The United Nations predicts more than 10 million people could be displaced from the Eastern European country, even as thousands vow to stay and fight.

Visual journalist and filmmaker Nick Childers is in Ukraine, where he is reporting for several media outlets, including Postindustrial.

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Nick is a visual journalist and filmmaker. He has produced short documentaries and news videos for NBC News, New York Times ‘The Weekly’, VICE News Tonight on HBO, Washington Post, and a host of local and regional media outlets. He also produces podcasts for Postindustrial. He is based in Pittsburgh.

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