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In pictures - Floods in the Balkans



Serbia is being affected by the worst floods in a century and a state of emergency has been declared for the entire country. Schools have been closed for 2 days in Belgrade and more than 25,000 people have been evacuated. Red Cross of Serbia

 

More than 120,000 households are currently without electricity and many local roads are cut off, bridges are destroyed preventing traffic at the main communication routes. Water levels are still on the rise in some areas and the situation has not yet stabilized. Red Cross of Serbia

 

The Red Cross of Serbia has been involved since the onset of the floods, dispatching specializes rescue and evacuation teams as well as hundreds of staff and volunteers helping with all aspects of the operation: evacuation, shelter, food and relief items. Red Cross of Serbia

The Red Cross of Serbia has a clear and defined role in the national emergency response, and specially trained teams – as well as thousands of staff and volunteers – are assisting with continued evacuations as well as providing relief items - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/international/the-balkans-worst-floods-in-century-continue-to-cause-havoc-65957/#sthash.EgZvBqX9.dpuf

The Red Cross of Serbia has a clear and defined role in the national emergency response, and specially trained teams – as well as thousands of staff and volunteers – are assisting with continued evacuations as well as providing relief items and helping setting up centers for those evacuated. Red Cross of Serbia

 

In Bosnia and Herzegovina around 250 people - evacuated from the village of Topcic Polje and other areas of Zenica region - were accommodated in an army barrack compound and a college dormitory. The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking after their registration and basic needs.  Andreea Anca / IFRC

 

Arma Oruc, head of the local Zenica Red Cross branch in Bosnia and Herzegovina mobilized an increasing number of volunteers to help with the relief effort. “I haven`t seen my family in five days” she says.  Andreea Anca / IFRC

 

Rabija Dedic (59) hugs a volunteer from the Red Cross Society of Bosina and Herzegovina as she recounts the family`s ordeal at the time the flood hit their village, Topcic Polje. They first tried to save their house but soon after they had to run for their lives as the water levels raised very quickly. `”I loved that river and it took everything from me”.  Andreea Anca / IFRC


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