Response to Balkans Flooding

The American Red Cross has contributed a total of $400,000 towards the relief efforts of the Balkans. Humanitarian needs in the Balkans include provision of emergency shelter, food, relief items, safe drinking water, and hygiene items, emotional support, as well as reconnecting family members.

In May, three months’ worth of rainfall poured over the Balkans region in just three days.  This affected Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia.  About 40 percent of Bosnia and Herzegovina was under water.  As of May 27, nearly 3.1 million people were affected by the floods and landslides including 60 people who lost their lives.  Almost 100,000 people have been evacuated.


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