The volunteers risking their lives to help drug users in Ukraine For Alexey Kvitkovskiy and other harm reduction volunteers, their mission has become far more dangerous and difficult.

Alexey Kvitkovskiy is the founder of a Ukrainian harm reduction organisation. He holds up a vial of naloxone, a medication that can rapidly reverse opioid overdoses [Delaney Nolan/Al Jazeera]
Alexey Kvitkovskiy was already far from home when he got a call about a man dying in a nearby village.

After Russia invaded in February, Kvitkovskiy fled his hometown of Severodonetsk in the east of Ukraine and settled in Burshtyn, a small town 90km (56 miles) south of Lviv. His wife and children continued on to Lithuania, far from the threat of missiles. As a man under 60, Kvitkovskiy is forbidden from leaving, though even if he were released from military service, he would choose to stay to support his particular community.

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