The international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine
The recent increase in military operations in the international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine – as well as the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam – brought additional threats, especially for communities living on either side of the frontline. We were on the ground, helping those in need.
From the first day of the flooding, we worked hand-in-hand with Red Cross Ukraine and authorities to serve emerging needs, with a particular focus on access to clean water and mine safety. This emergency assistance included tons of chlorine solution, large-capacity water pumps and tanks, thousands of jerry cans, as well as food and medical items.
The ICRC is working with its Red Cross partners and other humanitarian actors, as well as authorities at the regional and local levels, to assess and respond to longer-term needs. We have already started supporting upstream communities to develop short-term coping mechanisms and will be supporting authorities in finding alternative water sources in selected locations.
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