Ongoing consequences of Ukraine dam destruction revealed

Posted on 27 July 2023

Ukrainians continue to experience the impact of last month's Kakhovka Dam destruction. Earlier in July, OCHA acknowledged the continued effect on electricity, gas and water supplies – and they estimated that water supply would worsen for 1/3 of already affected locations in the coming months.

Sonia Khush, Save the Children’s Country Director in Ukraine, warns that “the humanitarian crisis prompted by the destruction of Kakhovka Dam is multilayered, and its long-term impact is only starting to show."

press release published by Save the Children this week has drawn attention to the widespread and ongoing impact of the event, saying that around one million people in the nation are experiencing water shortages. This not only leaves 700,000 needing assistance to get safe drinking water, but also the dehydration of crops and vegetables which exacerbates food insecurity. 


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