Kherson Response Fund

Six days ago, a Russian attack on the Kakhovka dam unleashed a torrent of water resulting in a humanitarian and ecocide catastrophe. It has displaced more than 40,000 Ukrainians.  As people take to the roofs of their homes to be saved, we must act swiftly to get humanitarian assistance to them.  

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation first worked with the people and local government of Kherson in 1997. Today, together with our partners on the ground we joined emergency efforts by immediately providing food and clean water.

Photo: Serhii Korovayny

Ukrainians located in both the Ukraine-controlled territory and those trapped in the Russian controlled territory still need rescuing.

They are currently grappling with the unimaginable consequences of this disaster. Without access to the most basic necessities of life: food, clean water, housing, and clothing, Ukrainians are facing the dire consequences of this latest act of aggression from Russia.  


With this humanitarian and ecocide catastrophe we ask you to join our ongoing and expanded efforts rescuing and helping the people of Kherson. Flood waters are contaminating food and potable water supplies leaving families and the elderly helpless. Your generous contribution will help us reach Ukraine with urgently needed humanitarian assistance and emergency supplies.

The consequences of this catastrophic attack by Russia will be with the people of Ukraine for many, many years. Please consider making a recurring donation!

As you may know, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation has been tirelessly providing assistance including humanitarian assistance for over 30 years to the people of Ukraine, and we have been privileged to witness the courage, resilience and strength of the Ukrainian people in the face of many adversities. However, the scale of this latest catastrophe requires an extraordinary response from us all. We cannot underestimate the power of collective action to provide assistance and hope for those who have been left destitute.

Therefore, we implore you to join us in our mission to help alleviate the suffering of the people of Kherson.


In addition we are seeking donations including in-kind donations of items requested by the Kherson State Emergency Service.

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