From the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, millions of Ukrainians have lost access to clean drinking water -- especially those living near the frontlines of the conflict. And the recent destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant and the Kakhovka Dam in Kherson Oblast caused flooding and further impacted access to clean water. Project Hope, a global humanitarian and health organization, has had teams on the front lines of the conflict since the invasion, but with this devastating attack in Kherson Oblast, organizers have put even more energy into their water distribution efforts. Project Hope’s humanitarian teams have distributed necessities like water, hygiene products, power sources, and blankets -- including 20,160 liters of much-needed drinking water to communities at the heart of the destruction. “We are very grateful to the volunteers and everyone involved that you did not forget about us. Drinking water for us is worth its weight in gold,” said Iryna, a community member from Posad-Pokorovske.

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