Russian Federation: Floods - April 2012
According to the assessment conducted by the Russian Red Cross, 957 families (2,406 people) are considered to be affected by the floods in the Volgograd region of Russia. Emergency situation status was announced in the Elansky, Rudnyansky and Kamylzhensky districts. (IFRC, 26 Apr 2012)
In Mordovia, 1,128 houses are flooded due to high water level in the rivers Alatyr, Seitma and Moksha (Government, 23 Apr 2012).
Overview In 2012, the Russian Red Cross (RRC) celebrated its 145th Anniversary with more than 200 different events organized by RRC branches during 2012 – exhibitions, mass campaigns, lectures, meetings with youth and volunteers. On that occasion, the Russian RC founded its anniversary medal to be granted to the most active RRC staff and volunteers.
CHF 165,477 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies` (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Russian Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to families affected by floods in the Volgograd region. While the initial assessment gave the number of beneficiaries at 957 families (2,406 people), the number of families in need increased to 1,187 families by the effective implementation of the operation.
This report covers the period 01/Jan/2012 to 30/Jun/2012.
As of May 28 morning, the water level in the village of UST-Ânsk of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) per day dropped by nearly 1.5 metres and is at $ 960 cm, with critical-940 cm. Water logged still 25 yard areas. As correspondent BakuToday in far eastern Russia, regional emergency Center for the Elimination of the accident involving 70 participants, 16 units of equipment.
CHF 165,447 has been allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Russian Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 957 families (2,406 people) in Volgograd region affected by floods. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Mordovia citizens affected by the floods will receive first indemnities as soon as possible.
“This meeting is the direct order by the Chairman of the Government Vladimir Putin. I ask everybody to focus their attention on the people, to make lists of families and people whose property was affected by floods. First indemnities should be received by the end of next week”, - said Mr. Puchkov.
The deputy minister also noted that children in affected territories did not attend schools due to floods and this problem should be solved.
As part of a general group of Emergency forces psychologists are working in 9 subjects of Central, Volga and Southern Federal Districts.
All necessary aid is provided to people in the immediate flooding zone, during evacuation and in places of temporary accommodation. Currently 86 people have asked for psychological support.