Floods heavily damaged many homes in southern Russia.

Russia’s worst flood disaster in recent history has killed over 150 people—some in their sleep—and ruined the property of over 30,000. On a recent fact-finding mission to affected areas in southern Russia, Caritas Saratov reports that the scale of the damage is huge.

Caritas Saratov is preparing a relief programme to help those most in need. With support from Caritas Germany, Secours Catholique (Caritas France), Caritas Spain and Caritas Luxembourg, they plan to provide food, bedding, hygiene articles and more.