Emergency Relief

In addition to catalyzing positive change within our focus areas, the H&M Foundation provides support to affected families in large scale disasters.

H&M Foundation provides $100,000 in emergency relief after Ukraine dam collapse 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. The number of affected individuals, currently estimated at 17,000, is expected to rise to nearly 40,000 as water levels continue to rise.
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H&M Foundation provides USD 100,000 in emergency relief after Ukraine dam collapse

On June 6, the dam of the Nova Kakhovka hydroelectric power station in south Ukraine was destroyed, leading to severe flooding in downstream settlements in Kherson oblast. The destruction has left tens of thousands of people in a dire humanitarian situation, with their homes and livelihoods at risk. The H&M Foundation supports the Red Cross in their work to provide immediate relief, including shelter, food, clean water, and other essential support to those impacted by the disaster.