The Ministry of Foreign Affairs United Kingdom announced this Saturday a new game of £16 million ($20.12 million) that will pay humanitarian aid for those affected by the destruction of the Ukrainian New Kakhovka Dam.
The funds will help to help 32,000 people affected by the floods, including communities that have been forced to move, the Foreign Office said in a statement.
The aid will be channeled through the Red Cross (10 million pounds or 12.57 million dollars); the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (5 million pounds or 6.28 million dollars) and the International Organization for Migration (1 million pounds or 1.25 million dollars).
“Our funds are playing a vital role for Ukrainian services and humanitarian organizations to evacuate people and help those in need,” said the British Foreign Secretary, James Cleverley.
“The United Kingdom is leading the way in offering support to those who desperately need it,” added the minister, who stressed that the new item adds to the 220 million pounds (276 million dollars) that London has already dedicated to aid. Humanitarian for Ukraine.
The British Government has also offered two rescue boats, equipment and medicine to collaborate with the operations of the Ukrainian emergency services.
The IAEA warned that the pressure on the embankment of the pond for the refrigeration of Zaporizhzhia is growing
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned this Friday of the increasing pressure suffered by the protection dam of the water pond for cooling the nuclear power plant Zaporizhzhyasoutheast of Ukraine.
After the explosion of the dam Kakhovka, The massive leak of water from the reservoir is causing pressure on the dam around the pond that supplies the plant with water to cool the reactors that have been idle for months.
According to IAEA inspectors present at the site, the water level in the reservoir drops at a rate of about two inches per hour and reached 11.62 meters at 16:00 GMT, compared to almost 17 meters before the dam was blown up last Tuesday.
Plant operators estimate they will be able to pump water from the reservoir to a depth of 11 meters and possibly even below.
According to the IAEA Director General, Rafael Grossiit is not yet clear at what water level the reservoir will stabilize.
Of course, the pond next to the plant and the discharge channel of the nearby Zaporizhzhia thermal power plant are full and can provide enough water for several months, the IAEA said in its statement.
“Although there is no threat in the short term, the dam disaster is causing new and significant difficulties for the plant,” Grossi warned.
All this is happening “at a time when the nuclear security situation is already extremely fragile and potentially dangerous during the military conflict,” added the head of the UN nuclear agency.
“The increase in military activities in the area our deep concern for the safety of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe increasesGrossi concluded.
According to IAEA inspectors stationed at the plant, several explosions were heard again on Friday morning.
(With information from EFE)
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