Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Mourns Flood Victims, Counts Huge Cost

A day of mourning was held in Bosnia on Tuesday for at least 20 deaths caused by the floods that have submerged a significant part of central, eastern and northern areas.

Landslide could collapse hill into Drina, block river

Landslide could collapse hill into Drina, block river

MALI ZVORNIK -- A team of experts from Belgrade's Institute of Transportation CIP will on Tuesday examine a landslide in Mali Zvornik in western Serbia, and look for solutions.

Floods in Eastern Croatia Force Thousands to Flee

While Serbia and Bosnia are at the epicentre of the worst floods in the Balkans in over a century, neighbouring Croatia has not been left unscathed, especially in the east, near the Serbian border.

The worst affected areas are Slavonski Šamac and Županja in Croatia’s eastern Vukovar-Syrmia County.

Roads clear as rivers recede

BELGRADE - The much better weather and water situation in Serbia and the fact the rivers are receding back to their beds have improved the negotiability of roads in the entire country, especially in the worst-hit areas.

Donations for flood victims via Serbian church in NYC

Donations for flood victims via Serbian church in NYC

NEW YORK -- Over the weekend, USD 50,000 have been collected in New York through the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava for the flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia.

Quarter of Bosnians Affected by Floods

Over 1 million Bosnians have been affected by the devastating floods and some 100,000 houses have been damaged.

The exact death toll in Bosnia and Herzegovina is still unknown, but it is estimated around 30.

Svilanovic: Help from EU to arrive in several stages

BRUSSELS - Serbia can count on European Union’s assistance in several stages and based on several grounds, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Goran Svilanovic said Monday.

Romania Belatedly Offers Help To Flooded Neighbours

Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced on Monday that Romania is to offer food, blankets and water to people in neighbouring Serbia and to Bosnia and Herzegovina in an effort to help flood victims.

Bucharest is also to send anti-flood pumps to the affected areas.

Bosnia Says One Million People Affected by Floods

“More than a million people are without water, around a quarter of the population has been endangered by this catastrophe,” Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdija said on Monday.

Some 100,000 houses have been damages across the country, he added.

Serbia can count on assistance from EU fund

Serbia can count on assistance from EU fund

BELGRADE -- Serbia can count on EUR 1 billion worth of aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund in dealing with the long-term consequences of the catastrophic floods.

25,000 Evacuated in Serbian Floods

Serbia's Ministry of Interior says it has evacuated 25,070 people in the areas most threatened by flooding.

In the town of Obrenovac, near the capital Belgrade, 7,800 people have been evacuated, Tanjug agency reported. The town has been almost completely flooded after heavy rains poured over the past days.

EU: Serbia can count on aid worth EUR 1 bln

BRUSSELS - Serbia can count on EUR 1 billion worth of aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund in dealing with the long-term consequences of the catastrophic floods, Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, said on Monday.

The Danube Continues to Rise, Floods a Fishing Village Near Ruse

The level of the Bulgarian stretch of the Danube river continues to rise and   flooded a fishing village near Ruse. 

According to the Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube, the level at Ruse rose by half a meter overnight and passed the 7-meter mark. 

RS declares day of mourning, help arrives to Bosnia

RS declares day of mourning, help arrives to Bosnia

BANJA LUKA, SARAJEVO -- The government of the Serb Republic (RS), the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina, has decided to declare a day of mourning on Tuesday.

So far 17 people have been listed as casualties of the heavy floods, RS Interior Minister Radislav Jovičić confirmed.

Greek rescue team joins Serbia operation

An aerial view of the flooded city of Orasje on Sunday. Russian cargo planes and rescue teams from around Europe on Sunday joined huge volunteer aid efforts in swathes of Serbia and Bosnia where at least 44 people have died in the worst floods in over a century.

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