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Dam burst in the Ukraine

The destruction of the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine has triggered a humanitarian crisis in the middle of the war zone.

The Kakhovka dam was destroyed by an explosion on June 6. The water masses flooded entire villages and washed away agricultural fields. Thousands of people had to be evacuated. For 16 months they lived on the front line of a cruel war of aggression, now the water has taken everything from them.

Those who have not yet left their homes must fear an outbreak of cholera. The floods have also washed away landmines. The remaining families now live in fear that their children will be killed by these mines.

The environmental damage is also worrying: the river has been contaminated with 150 tons of industrial lubricant, and another 300 tons are threatening to spill out. The drinking water supply in the region is now very critical.