Kurz visits flooded households in Sabac

SABAC - Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, who is paying an official visit to Serbia on Wednesday, toured flooded households in Sabac, and underlined that it is good to see that funds and donations from Austria are well used.

Kurz visited families which were helped by the Austrian humanitarian organization Caritas and told reporters that Austria was very worried about the situation in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina during the May floods, adding that numerous individuals from Austria provided help for flood-affected citizens.

He said that organization of help is also the result of closeness and connection between Serbia and Austria, which is home to a great number of Serbs.

Kurz was accompanied by Sabac Mayor Nebojsa Zelenovic and Caritas Sabac Director Miroljub Nikolic.

"I am very thankful to Austria that managed to help Sabac through its organizations with EUR 300,000, and we have directed all funds to those in greatest need," Zelenovic said.

Nikolic said that Austrian Caritas has approved a project and made it possible for 130 families in flood-affected Sabac to get construction materials necessary for reconstruction of destroyed buildings.

He noted that Caritas Austria distributed over 10,310 emergency food kits to evacuated people and volunteers near the levees from May 16-23, and supported the project of providing emergency food and hygiene kits for 1,465 families and 72.5 kg of feed.

Kurz also attended a demonstration exercise by Red Cross Serbia.

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