Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

Floods across Republika Srpska, no casualties

SARAJEVO - Almost the entire territory of Republika Srpska (RS), the Serb entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been hit by floods, but there are no casualties, RS Parliament Speaker Nebojsa Radojicic has said.

Attacks on Muslims Reported in East Bosnia

Attacks on Muslims in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik have become more frequent, with many reports of verbal and physical abuses, the Islamic Community in Tuzla said on Wednesday.

“In the urban area of Zvornik in recent times several incidents were reported, which have disturbed Muslims in the town,” the organisation said in a press release.

Bosnia’s Tuzla Commemorates Deadly Battle

Tuzla residents commemorated the anniversary of the Brcanska Malta battle in 1992, when 37 people died as local police in the north-eastern town fought the Yugoslav People’s Army.

State of emergency in BiH Federation, 14 RS municipalities

SARAJEVO - The government of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FBiH) declared a state of natural disaster Thursday after heavy rain that caused rivers to burst their banks and flood a large number of infrastructure and housing facilities and agricultural and other sites.

Bosnia Deploys Army to Rescue Flood Victims

Bosnia's state presidency has deployed the armed forces to help people in Maglaj, central Bosnia, many of whom have no power or drinking water and are trapped in their homes by flooding.

  Photo AP/ Amel Emric

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