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Over 700 Ukrainian Christians affected by dam collapse receive Barnabas-funded aid

15 August 2023

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Over 700 Christians affected by the collapse of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine have been helped with Barnabas-funded aid.

Thanks to the swift and generous response of our supporters, Barnabas was able to provide believers displaced from their homes with urgent necessities.

The aid included drinking water, bread, clothes, sleeping bags and toiletries.

Thanks to our generous supporters, Barnabas has provided more than 700 Ukrainian believers affected by the Kakhova Dam collapse with food, drinking water and other practical aid [Image credit: armyinform.com.ua]

The dam, in the Kherson region of conflict-affected Ukraine, collapsed on 6 June 2023. Surging waters hit hundreds of towns and villages in the region.

Houses closest to the dam were completely submerged, destroying everything. An estimated 58 people were killed. Many people were displaced from their homes, left with nothing but the clothes they were wearing to evacuate. Shortages of food and medicine were already severe owing to the continuing conflict.

This emergency response is just the latest of Barnabas Aid’s practical help for Ukrainian Christians – both those still in the country and those forced to escape into neighbouring countries – including food, medical supplies, clothes, blankets, stoves for use during the winter, electricity generators, and other necessities.

Give thanks that the Lord enabled us to respond quickly to this recent disaster, providing emergency aid to hundreds of our brothers and sisters. Pray that those affected by the flooding will be able to rebuild their lives.

Project reference: 96-1196 (Food and basic needs for Christians in Ukraine)

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