41 dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church help refugees on the territory of Russia. The total number of the refugees is 19 000 people.
“Priests, volunteers and sisters of mercy in 41 Russian dioceses visit TAFs (temporary accommodation facilities), hand over food and other essentials to refugees. Priests provide spiritual support to the refugees,” reports the ROC Synodal Department for Charity.
For example, among those who receive assistance today, 137 people were accommodated in church institutions in Russia: in the Alexandria shelter in the Rostov diocese, the church shelter in the village of Manychskaya, the shelter in the Voronezh diocese, and the Holy Iveron Convent.
In addition, with the support of the Russian Church, 24 refugees were placed in Novocherkassk of the Rostov diocese, and their children were admitted in local kindergartens and schools.
In Moscow, only on March 19, 17 people turned to the church headquarters for targeted assistance to refugees, 12 of them received humanitarian assistance and advice on paperwork.
The headquarters also sent humanitarian aid to one woman, helped deliver a family of refugees to their place of residence, and another family was invited to receive humanitarian aid.
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