Following the collapse of a dam in the south of the nation, the UK has decided to give an additional £16 million in humanitarian help to Ukraine.
32,000 people have been directly impacted by flooding as a result of the Kakhovka dam in Kherson being destroyed.
Russia is said to have destroyed the dam by Ukraine.
The funds are split equally among the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the Red Cross Movement, totalling £10 million.
The war-torn nation will receive boats, community water filters, water pumps, and waders, and these supplies are scheduled to arrive there next week.
The money will go to organizations that are providing rapid response tools, housing, and necessities to flood victims as well as to communities that have been uprooted as a result of violence.
The funds will also aid in addressing ongoing effects of floods, such as threats from landmines, loss of livelihoods, and watery infectious diseases.
The statement comes as flooding continues to affect other towns along the Dnipro River as water levels in Kherson continue to climb.
Many people will need food, water, and basic supplies as a result of its effects, which are projected to persist for weeks.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said: “Flooding from the destruction of Kakhovka dam is having an untold impact on over 32,000 people living in Kherson, and thousands more in the surrounding area.
“The UK is leading the way in providing support to those desperately in need. Our funding is playing a vital role in helping Ukrainian services and aid organisations evacuate people and get help to those in need.
“We will continue to stand by Ukraine in dealing with this terrible incident.”
The additional $220 million in humanitarian aid allows organizations like the Ukraine Red Cross to assist with the evacuation of flood-affected populations.
Along with this, the Partnership Fund for a Resilient Ukraine, an initiative led by the United Kingdom, has already sent two specialized rescue boats, search and rescue tools, and trauma medicine to Kherson to support the State Emergency Services’ ongoing rescue efforts.
According to the government, the UK has already provided Ukraine with £1.5 billion in economic and humanitarian assistance since the war started.
More than 11 million medical supplies, along with food supplies, ambulances, and shelter kits, were sent thanks to the funding.
The Foreign Secretary visited Ukraine earlier this week to emphasize the UK’s unflinching support for the nation and its recovery.
He met with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv when he was there to discuss how the UK can best continue to defend Ukraine from Russian aggression.
The Ukraine Recovery Conference, which will bring together government and business leaders to create a concerted multi-sector plan to assist Ukraine in recovering from Russia’s illegal invasion, is also scheduled to be held in the UK later this month.