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PM: Fewer flood victims than first thought

PM: Fewer flood victims than first thought

BELGRADE -- Serbia has been affected by "millennial waters" PM Aleksandar Vučić said on Sunday as he chaired an emergency HQ set up to deal with the catastrophic floods.

The sad fact that there has been "a spillover" of rivers upstream in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina has given Serbia more time, according to him.

Pope calls on faithful to pray for flood victims

Pope calls on faithful to pray for flood victims

ROME -- Roman Catholic Pope Francis has called on the worshipers gathered at St. Peter's Square in Rome to join him in prayer for the flood victims in the Balkans.

Mentioning the floods in the region during his weekly address, he also told the the families of the victims that they had his support.

Vucic: Danger still not over

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday that the situation in Serbia was somewhat better, but that the threat from floods would remain over the next two days, mostly along the river Sava.

"The end is not close, but we have more hope today than we had yesterday," he said at a meeting of the national headquarters for emergencies.

Death Toll in Serbia, Bosnia Floods Rises

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have reported a death toll of at least 20 in the worst floods in the region in more than a century.

Serbia's Interior Ministry confirmed there had been at least 15 deaths in Serbia and another five in neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina but unconfirmed reports put the numbers even higher, at over 30.

SERBIA IS FACING THE BIGGEST NATURAL DISASTER IN PAST 120 YEARS

SERBIA IS FACING THE BIGGEST NATURAL DISASTER IN PAST 120 YEARS

Serbia is going through the worst floods ever recorded. The situation is much harder than can be imagined! Thousands of people are being evacuated, many of them are still waiting to be rescued.

Dodik: Floods claim six lives in Doboj

BELGRADE – Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said in Belgrade on Saturday that the bodies of six flood victims were found in the morning in Doboj, Republika Srpska, a town on the Bosna river that is the hardest-hit by the floods in the Serb entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Inzko Highlights Threat to Bosnia's Integrity

Addressing the UN Security Council on May 15 in New York, the High Representative to Bosnia, Valentin Inzko, said this year had been a year of learning from mistakes made earlier.

Bosnia Floods Claim Lives, Force Thousands From Homes

At least nine more victims of the severe floods that have struck Bosnia this week were reported at the weekend. Police said six bodies had been recovered in Doboj, northern Bosnia, as flood waters receded. Three other deaths were reported in Maglaj and Samac.

The Danube Continues to Rise

The level of the Bulgarian stretch of the Danube river continues to rise, reports the Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube. 

According to it, the river levels have already reached six meters in Ruse and is expected to continue to rise, due to the high waters coming from Serbia. 

Macedonia helps Serbia and Bosnia

Macedonia helps Serbia and Bosnia

SKOPJE -- The Macedonian government decided to send 75 special unit members as assistance to flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The team is made up of members of the ministries of Interior and defense, and the Protection and Rescue Directorate.

Prime minister calls on people to help save lives

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday the number of victims of the floods in the country was significant and called on the people to help save those threatened by the rising waters.

EU to provide assistance to flood-stricken Serbia, Bosnia

BRUSSELS - The European Union has activated its civil defence mechanism after Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina requested assistance late Thursday due to the massive floods that hit large parts of both countries, the European Commission said on Friday.

Floods in Bosnia, Croatia also affected

Floods in Bosnia, Croatia also affected

BANJA LUKA, ZAGREB -- Almost the entire territory of the Serb entity in Bosnia, the RS, has been hit by floods, but there are no casualties, Nebojša Radojičić has said.

Bosnia Flooding Causes Landslides, Destroys Homes

Landslides around Sarajevo and Tuzla caused by torrential rain have destroyed dozens of homes, while other towns remain flooded, leaving people in need of help with food and water.

Several persons were reported injured when a landslide near Sarajevo destroyed eight houses. Dozens of landslides have occurred in areas round the capital.  

EU prepares assistance for Serbia

EU prepares assistance for Serbia

BRUSSELS -- The EU has activated its civil defense mechanism after Serbia and Bosnia requested assistance due to the massive floods that hit large parts of both countries.

This was announced by the European Commission said on Friday.

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