Flooding in Ukraine – Flash Update

Flooding in Ukraine
Publication Date
June 9, 2023

The destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam in the Kherson region caused by explosions on the morning of June 6th has caused severe damage in the region and continues to exacerbate the tense situation in southeastern Ukraine.
As of 7th June, according to UN-OCHA (Ukraine - Humanitarian Impact and Response, last update), 40 to 80 settlements have been completely or partially flooded, leaving approximately 16,000 people homeless. More than 2000 people have been evacuated from Kherson Oblast to one of the neighboring areas (mainly Mykolaiv and Odesa). However, the majority is fleeing within Kherson and this is expected to continue. In the city of Kherson, people are being housed in public facilities.