Kherson the next day after the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam on 6 June. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Denmark sends disaster relief to Ukraine after dam explosion

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Denmark sends aid to the flood-affected areas in Ukraine following the explosion of the Nova Kakhovka Dam in the Kherson region.

The Danish contribution consists of two high-capacity pumps, 35 tents for accommodation, three small boats with transport fleets, and a larger generator. Additionally, through UNOPS, five requested water tank trucks will be sent to collect and move water from the flooded areas, along with a number of generators with a total value of nearly 7 million DKK.

“We have been in close dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities to assess their needs. We have been able to provide equipment specifically designed to handle floods, enabling the Ukrainian emergency response to react effectively and forcefully. This targeted contribution makes a difference here and now,” says Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate, Dan Jørgensen.

The Danish government is dispatching the disaster relief through the Danish Emergency Management Agency (Beredskabsstyrelsen) and UNOPS in response to Ukraine’s request. The Danish equipment from Beredskabsstyrelsen is being transported via trucks from their international logistics center in Herning today, with an expected arrival in Ukraine on Saturday.

“The floods have put large parts of Ukraine in a terrible situation, and we must do what we can to help the Ukrainians. With this emergency package, we can provide equipment that enhances the Ukrainian emergency response’s efficiency,” says Acting Minister of Defense, Troels Lund Poulsen.

The emergency equipment will be donated to the Ukrainian emergency management agency and has a value of 2.5 million DKK, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through development assistance. The Danish effort is part of the EU’s overall emergency response.

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