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MONTE CARLO - Serbia's top-ranking male tennis player Novak Djokovic has taken part in the traditional football match in Monte Carlo, a charity event for children around the world that involves sport stars and Formula 1 drivers.
He reiterated his appeal for aid for Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, which have been hit by unprecedented floods.
BELGRADE - Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has called on tourists to continue to visit destinations and establishments still in operation in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and Croatia as this can help to speed up rebuilding efforts.
Workers of the Nikola Tesla A power plant have gathered with volunteers and colleagues from the state power giant EPS in Obrenovac, southwest of Belgrade, to build an additional bulwark around the plant and protect it from potential flooding.
"We are not tired and we will work as long as necessary," one of the workers said.
BELGRADE - Humanitarian aid including three tons of canned food, water, and clothes arrived at Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport from the Kingdom of Sweden for the flood-affected citizens in Serbia.
Scale of disaster ten times greater than in region - PM
BELGRADE -- The scale of the disaster caused by the floods is ten times larger in Serbia than in other countries of the region, Tanjug quoted Aleksandar Vučić as saying.
Speaking on Tuesday, he also "expressed hope that this will not be reflected by the number of casualties."
BELGRADE - The most difficult situation is on the Sava River, primarily in Sremska Mitrovica and Sabac, where water levels are far above the previous record of 5.9 m, and where the situation will remain critical for at least seven days, Director of the Srbijavode public company Goran Puzovic said on Monday.
BELGRADE - General Ljubisa Dikovic, commander of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff and head of the emergency headquarters in Sabac, ordered an evacuation of around 8,500 people from several villages near the Sava River, upstream and downstream from Sabac, for preventative reasons, Chief of the Emergency Situations Sector Predrag Maric said on Monday.
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.