The UN fears that the flooding caused by the destruction of the Nova Kajovka dam could last for a week


According to preliminary estimates, it could have affected at least 40,000 people. According to the Ukrainian government’s balance sheet, at least 4 people have died, another 13 are missing and more than 2,400 people have been evacuated.

UN humanitarian agencies have indicated that flooding from the destruction of the Nova Kajovka dam could continue for another week, affecting at least 40,000 people, according to preliminary estimates. In addition, today they reported the increase in their aid to the flooded areas of southern Ukraine.

UN Refugee Agency spokesman Shabia Mantoo pointed out at a news conference that to the 40,000 affected in areas on the right bank of the Dnieper (controlled by Ukraine), “thousands more” should be added on the left bank. , in Russian hands, to which the United Nations has no access.

It is also estimated that some 700,000 people have lost access to the region’s main source of drinking water.

At least 4 people have died and another 13 are missing as a result of the floods, according to the balance sheet presented by the government of Ukraine today.

The floods have inundated 48 towns and more than 3,625 homes in Ukraine’s Kherson province, where the destroyed infrastructure was located. In the Kyiv-controlled part of the Kherson region, 2,412 people have been evacuated so far.

Source: EITB


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