I will keep this post short. Last week an extraordinary floods hit the western Balkans, especially Bosnia and Serbia.
In just three days three months’ worth of rain has fallen on Bosnia, which is the worst floods since rainfall measurements began 120 years ago. The chaotic situation affected more than a quarter of Bosnia’s 4 million people. The destruction of cities, towns and villages is easily comparable to the country’s 1992-95 war.
At least 40 people have died in western Balkans and tens of thousands of others have fled their homes. Tens of thousands of dead livestock pose serious health risk to the people in the region.
On top of everything, there is an additional hazard: leftover land mines. Floods have disturbed known mine fields and erased many of markers that had been placed to warn people away.
My hometown Bosanski Šamac (Šamac) is in the middle of the flooding catastrophe. It is placed at the shores of the largest rivers in Bosnia: Sava and Bosna. The town’s streets look more like Venice, and water has reached roofs of many houses.
Thousands of people were hastily evacuated to neighboring towns, including members of my family.
People in the region need especially water, hygienic articles, food, cleaning equipment and everything else needed to ease the suffering of people in the region.
Just to put into perspective the range of the flooding in the Balkans, take a look at this map.
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