The UN humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, Denise Brown, has warned that the situation in the south of the country is “critical” due to the lack of water and electricity.
Two weeks after providing aid to the region for the first time, Brown has once again visited the Nicolaev and Kherson regions, where she has been “concerned” about the situation of citizens with the onset of winter.
“Two weeks ago, the United Nations provided its first aid to the supermarkets in the city of Kherson, which were completely empty. There was not a can in the entire store. Now, there are three supermarkets open in the city, but there is no electricity, running water, heating and people are leaving the city for the cold winter months,” Brown said.
So, for the next several months, the world must pay attention and stand together in support of the citizens of Kherson.
Local authorities say that now that the troops are moving away from the city, they can finally start repairing the water system. Despite this, the UN warns that the situation remains critical.
United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric has informed the media that the agency is working to “support people with services and supplies to ensure they can be protected and stay warm during these hard months.”
“To maintain the momentum of the response and the continuity of operations to support people in Ukraine during these cold winter months, continued funding is obviously critical.”
For this reason, Dujarric has expressed that he hopes that, with the support of the authorities, basic needs can be covered.