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Humanitarian aid arriving from countries, organizations
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that relief aid for flood victims is expected to arrive from Japan, and the OSCE.
In addition to assistance coming in daily from all parts of the world, Danish, Slovak and German water pump teams should arrive later in the day.
At over 20 locations in Belgrade and at others all over Serbia, the Red Cross has been collecting food, clothes and other necessities for around 25,000 people evacuated from their homes after the severe flooding of recent days.
At the same time humanitarian aid is arriving from Russia, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and other countries.
Thousands of rescuers in boats and police and army in helicopters are trying to prevent further damage in the town of Obrenovac, south of Belgrade, after the Kolubara river burst its banks and flooded 90 per cent of the town.
The Interior Ministry said more than 4,000 people had been evacuated already from Obrenovac, and more requests for evacuation are coming.
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.
SKOPJE - The Macedonian government decided at its Friday session to send 75 special unit members of its Ministry of Interior and Defence Ministry and the Protection and Rescue Directorate as assistance to flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).