According to reports from Ukrainian authorities and aid workers, the destructive consequences of the dam collapse are intensifying. As a result, more villages and towns in Kherson oblast are being flooded, causing significant damage to homes and civilian infrastructure. More than tens of thousands of people have been affected by the rising water levels, and the number is expected to increase as the water levels continue to rise.
There is an urgency to evacuate affected people and carry out humanitarian work in a very dangerous environment.
Emergency interventions include:
- Evacuation to temporary shelter
- Provision of food, hygiene and sleeping kits
- Access to clean water
- Restoration of family links
- Warning systems on current risk for explosive devices
- Cash assistance
The consequences of the collapse is expected to last long after the water recedes.
To learn more about the disaster relief efforts led by the Red Cross / URCS, please visit their website.