The United Nations is ready to help people after the Kakhovka dam accident

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs said that the organization is ready to do everything possible to reach those who need help after the accident at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and dam in southern Ukraine, but he predicts that The work is not easy.

According to a report by Reuters on Tuesday, citing the announcement of the Ukrainian and Russian forces, a Soviet-era dam in the Russian-controlled part of southern Ukraine called “Kakhovka Dam” exploded and caused flooding in this war zone. Both sides blame each other for causing damage to this dam.

According to Sputnik, in this regard, Martin Griffiths, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said at the Security Council meeting on Tuesday: “We are ready to do everything we can to ensure that all those who are affected and need help are reached.” We have access, but it will not be easy and simple. We are extremely worried about the people of the affected areas, which we are currently unable to access, and we are operationally ready at any time to move with inter-agency convoys and relief personnel to the areas under Russian control.

Martin Griffiths also told the Security Council that the UN does not have access to independent information about the circumstances that led to the destruction of part of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and dam in southern Ukraine.

The Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations further said that it is expected that the areas under the control of the Russian Federation, which his colleagues are trying to access, will be deeply affected by this disaster.

Unconfirmed videos are circulating on social networks that indicate a massive explosion at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine, and the dam’s water is currently flowing into the surrounding areas.

This dam with a height of 30 meters and a length of 3.2 kilometers was built in 1956 on the Dnieper River as part of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. This dam has a reservoir of 18 cubic kilometers, which also supplies water to the Crimean peninsula and the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.


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