Samaritan’s Purse Responding to Flooding in Germany

Teams are working hard in Jesus’ Name to help people in desperate need after historic rainfall caused catastrophic flooding.

Parts of Germany and Belgium are reeling from the worst flooding to sweep through the area in decades. Record amounts of rainfall caused rivers to overflow, resulting in flooded homes, washed out roads and bridges, damaged power lines, and widespread debris. In some areas, entire villages are underwater.

More than 120 people in Germany and Belgium have died and, sadly, the death toll is expected to rise. Hundreds still remain missing as search and rescue teams struggle to make their way into remote communities. The Netherlands and Luxembourg have also been affected.

Samaritan’s Purse Germany is responding in Jesus’ Name in the hardest-hit areas of the country. Cologne, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, got six inches of rainfall in 24 hours this week; our teams are already there helping to clean up flooded homes. They’re also meeting with hurting families and offering encouragement through prayer.

Plans are also in the works to provide one hot meal a day for approximately 300-400 flood victims who are without electricity. In the coming days, we will continue working with local authorities to determine how we can best support those affected by the disaster.

Please pray for those who are suffering and in critical need. Pray for our teams as they demonstrate God’s love and share the eternal hope of the Gospel.

Samaritan’s Purse is helping residents recover in a variety of ways after catastrophic flooding hit western Germany.

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