Ukraine Kakhovka Dam Attack
Escalating fighting in Kherson threatens children’s lives.
On the 5th of June 2023, Kakhovka Dam – a hydro-electric power station near Kherson in southern Ukraine – was destroyed, causing widespread flooding and damage to the locality and neighbouring communities.
At least 16,000 people have been evacuated. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, as well as schools, businesses and food supplies. There are fears drinking water will also become contaminated, leaving thousands of children, and their families, at risk of disease.
Since the war escalated in 2022, children in Ukraine have known only conflict and terror. This latest attack is another blow to children’s sense of stability, health, well-being and education.
Right now, UNICEF is on ground in Kherson working to evacuate families and dispense humanitarian aid like, bottled water, Aqua Tabs (water purification tablets), hygiene kits and more.
Since the war began, UNICEF has stood ready to help children in Ukraine. We have worked to deliver water, food and medicine to children in need, no matter what challenges we face.
Donate today to help send life-saving supplies to children in Kherson and beyond.