More than 1,000 emergency kits are to be distributed to Albanian families who are still struggling in the aftermath of devastating floods, as part of our emergency response.

Communities in southern Albania were inundated after torrential rain triggered widespread flooding earlier this month. As floodwaters swept into homes and across farmland, families fled their homes and livestock and crops were killed. Vital infrastructure was damaged and water supply systems contaminated.

Islamic Relief distributes emergency kits in south Albania.

Islamic Relief distributes emergency kits in south Albania.

Islamic Relief emergency teams have already reached affected families in Ura Vajgurore and Morave villages. The 400 emergency parcels that we distributed included food, drinking water, soap and a blanket.

This week, we will be working in Fier, Pogradec, Berat and Korça, which are four areas known to be amongst the worst affected.

In total, 1,080 emergency parcels will be delivered in numerous communities. The kits include food staples such as flour, macaroni and rice, as well as hygiene items like soap and toothpaste, and two blankets.

We are also providing camp beds to 142 of the most vulnerable families.

Islamic Relief has been working in Albania since 1991, providing development projects designed to tackle poverty and suffering as well as vital disaster relief.