URGENT HELP NEEDED: Floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia, May 2014

Heavy flooding in Obrenovac, Serbia.

Heavy flooding in Obrenovac, Serbia.

Continuous, heavy rainfall, starting on 13 May, has resulted in extensive flooding in Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH), and Croatia. Three months’ worth of rain fell in only three days; it is the heaviest rainfall in Bosnia since records began in 1894.

In Serbia, more than 1.6 million people are affected by the floods (22% of the population).
In BiH, an estimated 1.5 million people are affected (39% of the population).

imagesIn Croatia, 38.000 people are affected. As of 22 May, more than 120.000 households in Serbia are without electricity, and as of 19 May, more than one million people do not have access to clean water in Bosnia.

3.500km (2,175 miles) of roads in Serbia need repair. The economic impact is enormous. Preliminary estimates show recovery costs of more than one billion euros (USD 1.4 billion) in Serbia and hundreds of millions of euros for BiH.

In Croatia, damage to agriculture alone is expected to reach at least 30 million euros.


Hungarian Volunteer Ministers loading the yellow VM truck with humanitarian aid.

Volunteer Ministers from neighboring Hungary collected and delivered 5.500 kg (12,000 lbs) of help in just days after the news about Balkan floods reached Hungary. Many more help is needed and nearby Sea Org base is working day and night of activation of Volunteer Ministers and collecting donations for most needed item – bottled water, protective suits, rubber boots, boats, high capacity water pumps.

If you are interested in helping on this cycle you are welcome to subscribe to this blog and share the link with your friends and families. Donations should be send to following bank account:

BANK ADDRESS: H-1027, BUDAPEST, Medve utca 4-14.
IBAN NUMBER:HU20 10700385 26297301 51100005
Account number, if needed: 10700385 26297301 51100005
(in the transfer note please write VM)

or via paypal:
OTL Central-Europe, norbert.bartok@gmail.com

We will keep you regularly informed about the situation and the help Volunteer Ministers are providing.

Thank you in advance for your help.



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