By Giovanni Zambello
In north-western Albania, the prefecture
of Shkodra faces some of the worst flooding that the Balkans has seen recently.
The Shkodra branch of the Albanian Red Cross has mobilized more than 50
people to respond to an emergency that, countrywide, has seen 4,700 buildings
flooded. Of these, 3,500 are still surrounded by standing water, and over
2,500 people have had to be evacuated.
A national appeal was launched to boost
the capacity of the National Society to help those affected. A request
for support was also made to the IFRC, which allocated 204,031 Swiss francs