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India, FIBA, Austrian region help flood victims

India, FIBA, Austrian region help flood victims

BELGRADE -- The government of India has sent USD 100,000 of financial assistance as immediate aid to the people of Serbia, which has been hit by catastrophic floods.

This was announced by the Indian embassy in Belgrade.

FIBA donates EUR 100,000 for flood victims

BELGRADE - The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has donated EUR 100,000 as aid to the flood-hit population in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

"The three Balkan nations were devastated by floods and subsequent landslides, with more than 50 people killed and tens of thousands displaced after losing their homes," FIBA said.

EU allocates EUR 65 million aid for Serbia, BiH

BELGRADE - In addition to immediate humanitarian aid provided so far to flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), the European Commission has allocated an extra EUR 65 million to tackle the aftermath of severe floods, and the money will be available by the end of June.

Tyrol joins aid efforts for flood victims

VIENNA - The government of the Austrian state of Tyrol has decided to join the aid efforts for the victims of the floods in Southeastern Europe.

Tyrol President Guenther Platter said after a meeting of the government that Tyrol would provide EUR 150,000 as aid for the flooded areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.

Wartime Weapons Revealed in Bosnia Floods

Hazards such as unexploded landmines left from the 1992-95 war and hidden weapons that people have stored since the conflict ended have started emerging in Bosnia as a result of the flood disaster.

Barroso: We will help Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

BRUSSELS - The EU will help Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina overcome the consequences of recent floods, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said after an informal summit of European leaders in Brussels.

EU earmarks EUR 65mn for Serbia and Bosnia

EU earmarks EUR 65mn for Serbia and Bosnia

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission (EC) has earmarked EUR 65 million in aid which will underwrite the cost of damage caused by flooding in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Macedonian Capital on Alert After Freak Storm

After Sunday’s short torrential rain and hailstones the size of marbles, which took residents by surprise, the authorities on Tuesday restored matters to normal.

UN chief accepts invitation to donor conference

UN chief accepts invitation to donor conference

BELGRADE -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted on Tuesday the invitation by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić to take part in an international donor conference.

The gathering would raise funds for Serbia which was hit by disastrous floods last week, the Serbian president's delegation told Tanjug.

Ban accepts invitation to donor conference

NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted on Tuesday the invitation by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to take part in an international donor conference to raise funds for Serbia which was hit by disastrous floods last week, the Serbian president's delegation told Tanjug.

Serbia, Croatia, RS jointly combat infectious diseases

MOROVIC - Health ministers of Serbia, Croatia and Republika Srpska (RS), the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), reached an agreement Tuesday on a common strategy for the fight against infectious diseases threatening the countries in the region after the flooding.

Danube Water Levels Decreasing in Bulgaria

The level of the Bulgarian stretch of the Danube river is slightly decreasing, head of the Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the river Georgi Georgiev informed.

Bosnia Floods Reveal Human Bones Near Doboj

Power company workers repairing the transmission system and cleaning the area last week found human bones on the banks of the river Bosna near flood-stricken Doboj.

Lejla Cengic, of the Institute for Missing Persons, on May 26 said the flood had washed away part of the river bank, which is why the bones became visible.

Germany to give Bosnia EUR 6mn for loans, mine clearance

Germany to give Bosnia EUR 6mn for loans, mine clearance

SARAJEVO -- The German government has set aside EUR 6 million as emergency assistance to Bosnia-Herzegovina, which is dealing with the consequences of the recent floods.

This was announced in Sarajevo by the German foreign minister.

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