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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

How The Kroc School's Humanitarian Action Program Trains Students to Respond to Disasters Like the Collapse of the Nova Kakhovka Dam

Written by Kroc School

In southern Ukraine, the destruction of the Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces has caused massive flooding and a humanitarian disaster along the front lines of the ongoing war. 

Water levels have continued to rise after the Russian-occupied dam and hydroelectric power plant were destroyed early Tuesday, June 6th, 2023. The flooding has displaced thousands of people, engulfing streets and homes, and forcing residents to flee their homes and communities. In light of this tragic and needless destruction, we renew our call for an end to this war


As the University of San Diego's Kroc School of Peace Studies, we recognize the urgency of effective humanitarian responses in such crises. Our Master's program in Humanitarian Action equips individuals to advise and respond to disasters just like this with courses such as: Disaster Management and Prevention, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Displacement, Climate and Humanitarian Action. View our MA in Humanitarian Action curriculum here.

The Kroc School's graduates are well-prepared to address the needs of affected populations. Through needs assessment, coordination, conflict sensitivity, and an ethical approach, they can contribute to alleviating suffering and promoting peace in the midst of this crisis. Learn more about our MA in Humanitarian Action here


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