ShelterBox Brought Comfort to Children in Russia

Children from the camp settlement playing in a ShelterBox tent set up for the nursery, Russia, July 2012.

Children from the camp settlement playing in a ShelterBox tent set up for the nursery, Russia, July 2012.

Torrential rains in July caused flash floods to sweep across southern Russia, forcing many families to leave their homes and take refuge in trees or on rooftops. 

ShelterBox responded to the disaster distributing a total of 150 ShelterBoxes to families in need, giving them the right to live in dignity as they rebuilt their damaged homes.

The ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) also worked with Nizhnebakanskaya Independent Volunteers who set up a camp for children, giving them a place to stay when their families worked hard to clean up their homes. Elena Korykhalova was one of the volunteers and speaks of how ShelterBox tents were used to set up the children’s nursery:

‘This summer we had a great opportunity to meet an SRT that came to Russia to bring shelter for people affected by the floods. We were working in Nizhnebakanskaya as independent volunteers when we met Andrew Clouting (AU) and Eva Doerr (DE), who had already set up about 100 tents in Krymsk and were exploring the surrounding area to find more families who had lost their houses.

Read more here: RUSSIA

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