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Humanitarian aid arriving from countries, organizations

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.

Relief aid coming in from all parts of the world

BELGRADE - The Serbian Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that relief aid for flood victims is expected to arrive from Japan and the OSCE and that, 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.

Nikola Tesla power plant still in danger

OBRENOVAC - The possibility of the Sava overflowing is the greatest threat to the power station Nikola Tesla in Obrenovac, where pumps are being used to drain underground water, as the water from the Sava would then merge with the flood water from the Kolubara, Serbia's Minister of Energy Aleksandar Antic said on Monday.

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.

UN plane delivers aid, French rescuers arrive

UN plane delivers aid, French rescuers arrive

BELGRADE -- The first part of a humanitarian aid shipment sent by the United Nations arrived in Belgrade late last night, the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) said.

It contained generators, water pumps, and rescue boats.

Serbia, Bosnia Floods' Death Toll Up

Official sources say at least 44 people have died in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in what has become the worst floods in the region in more than a century.

Serbia Battles to Control Extent of Flood Disaster

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.

Serbia receiving help from increasing number of countries

Serbia receiving help from increasing number of countries

BELGRADE -- The Slovenian government sent on Friday the assistance to Serbia for countering the floods and the aid exceeds the announced quantities.

Greater assistance of Slovenia, military plane arriving

BELGRADE - The Slovenian government sent on Friday the assistance to Serbia for countering the floods and the aid exceeds the announced quantities, Slovenian Ambassador Franc But told Tanjug and added that the assistance should arrive late on Friday, while a special military helicopter would be sent to Serbia early on Saturday.

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.

Bulgaria to Send Water Pumps, Rescue Workers to Flood-Hit Serbia

Bulgaria was among the first countries to offer Serbia assistance for coping with the damage caused by the heavy rains, according to EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva.

Georgieva's press office announced Friday that the Serbian authorities had sought cooperation under the European Civil Protection Mechanism, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio.

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.

Ring Ring festival opens on Thursday

BELGRADE - This year's international new music festival, 19th Ring Ring, will take place at several locations in Belgrade from May 15-28.

Ring Ring will present Serbian and foreign bands, authors and performers of new music.

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