As a result of targeted Russian attacks, Ukrainian infrastructure has been devastated by the war. Roads, bridges, railways, and ports have been bombed, resulting in long travel times and dangerous conditions. As a result, it is of utmost importance that communities are prepared with basic medical supplies, food reserves, and winter resources in case the infrastructure crisis worsens.
National infrastructure remains heavily strained and in some circumstances, has collapsed. The medical system is overwhelmed and given the transportation obstacles, many people remain unable to access regional clinics and hospitals. Targeted Russian attacks have eliminated an estimated 35% of the Ukrainian power grid, leaving many without consistent electricity and at the whim of rolling blackouts. Hospitals, first-line responders, and other critical buildings lack necessary backup equipment to be able to function properly in the case of extended power outages. Additionally, as a result of the attacks on power infrastructure, access to clean water has become a critical issue.
Iranian-supplied kamikaze drones have been targeting the Ukrainian power grid. It is estimated that they have succeeded in destroying 30-35% of the grid, resulting in rolling blackouts and load-shifting. Currently, blackouts can last 8-10 hours, but as the grid is damaged further, preparations need to be made for longer blackouts.
Most houses in Ukraine run on either natural gas or coal. The prices of both have been skyrocketing, with both having more than doubled since the start of the war, making it impractical for most families to heat their homes with those resources. Without electricity, the local population lacks heat, light, and clean water.
Our organization has identified the necessary equipment – generators, water purification systems, fuel, medical facilities – to provide for the needs of homes and emergency facilities across the Jewish communities of Ukraine.