Floods in Volgograd region (MDRRU014) DREF Operation bulletin
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.
Summary: In the view of the flood danger in Volgograd Region the Ministry of Emergencies (Emercom) Regional Department has introduced a regime of high preparedness in the Elansky,
Rudniansky and Kamylzhensky districts, due to the increase of the water level in the rivers Elan and Tersa, and the inundation of houses and farmlands.
According to the assessment conducted by the Russian Red Cross, 957 families (2,406 people) are considered to be affected by the floods in three districts of the Volgograd region of Russia. The local authorities are doing their utmost to stabilize the situation but they have already contacted the Russian Red Cross regional branch, asking for humanitarian aid. The Russian Red Cross Society regional branch has asked for the support of the International Federation in the provision of funds for of hygienic kits, bed linen sets, mattresses blankets, and pillows to be distributed to the 957 affected families. The Volgograd regional branch of the Russian Red Cross possesses the necessary capacity in terms of knowledge and experience to support the affected population.
This operation is expected to be implemented over 3 months, and will therefore be completed by the end of July 2012. A final report will be made available by the end of October 2012.