DESTRUCTION OF THE NOVA KAKHOVKA DAM CAUSES THOUSANDS TO EVACUATE, FURTHER DEEPENING ALREADY DIRE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN UKRAINE.
On June 6th at 2a.m., the Russian Federation blew up the dam at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric plant in southern Ukraine. The destruction of the Dam in Kherson oblast has left at least 37 towns and villages partially flooded, which will likely have grave consequences for hundreds of thousands of people (OCHA).
The Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) condemns this more recent act of Russian terrorism that has caused further environmental and humanitarian destruction in Ukraine, and together with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), through the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Fund (UHA), we are redoubling our focus to the flood-affected area to address the most urgent needs for local residents and evacuees.
The Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Committee (UHRC) has already directed the immediate supply of food boxes to the region sufficient to feed some 12,000 people for at least two weeks. Further, the UHRC will be working with the Health Cluster Ukraine and our long standing partners in Ukraine to determine immediate and longer-term needs of the flood-devastated regions and to develop an actionable aid plan.
This type of immediate and robust response would not be possible without your unwavering support of the CUF-UCC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal over the last 18 months and CUF’s almost 30-year history, that enabled us to establish strong, effective partnerships in providing a wide range of humanitarian aid to people in Ukraine.
Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (UHA) was launched in 2022 by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) to coordinate the provision of humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to civilians impacted by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, including relief for displaced persons in Europe and Canada.
Food, medicine, emergency shelter support, mental health care, firefighting gear, individual first aid kits, ambulances, generators are some of the types of aid provided by the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal funding.
Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) was established in 1995 to coordinate, develop, organize and implement aid projects created by Canadians and directed to Ukraine. Read more about CUF’s history on Wikipedia.