According to their report, Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) is providing emergency assistance to people in Kherson who were flooded and threatened by the dam blast in Nova Kahovka, Ukraine, early Tuesday morning. In the first round, 350 households will receive aid packages from the Hungarian partner in the local communities of Kherson, Tyahynka, L’vove, Olhivka, and other areas.
HIA has been providing assistance in the disaster and evacuation-affected settlements since the reclaim of Kherson, and the head of the organization, László Lehel, has personally been staying in the area. On Monday, he was present in the village of Mykolaiv to receive another five-ton aid consignment and held high-level talks with the county leaders and local Hungarian community leaders. The talks confirmed the need for continued cooperation, which is further reinforced by the humanitarian disaster caused by the dam blast.
László Lehel, HIA President; Photo: Facebook/Magyar Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet
The aid packages distributed in Kherson include first aid kits, as well as flashlights, phone and laptop chargers, candles, and blankets, which will be of great help to the affected and evacuated residents, as utilities (water, electricity, gas) are expected to be out of service in the area for an indefinite period.
Photo: Facebook/Magyar Ökumenikus Szervezet
The World Relief organization was one of the first humanitarian organizations to deliver humanitarian aid to the region following the liberation of Kherson. The generators that have been distributed so far are of vital assistance in the current crisis. In the coming days, the relief agency will provide additional generators to local communities.
HIA was reportedly among the first to start providing assistance to war refugees and destitute people in both Ukraine and Hungary in February 2022. With a 25-year presence in the war-torn country, the organization has helped more than 400,000 people in 20 regions of Ukraine and Hungary over the last 17 months. To date, the organization has delivered more than 1,700 tons of relief supplies to the Ukraine, supported more than 250 refugee shelters, provided generators, stoves, fuel, cash crisis assistance, and psychosocial support.
Via https://ukraine.hia.hu/hu/; Featured image: Wikipedia