Serbia: Floods - Mar 2010
In March 2010, heavy rains and rapid snow melt caused floods in Serbia, damaging 1,306 households and affecting more than 3,150 people ReliefWeb 4 Mar 2010
The Red Cross of Serbia provided basic food and non-food items to 1,500 vulnerable people and assisted in reducing the risk of water-borne diseases and in returning to normal living IFRC, 4 Mar 2010
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Summary: CHF 286,219 (USD 267,260 or EUR 195,609) has been allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to 3,150 beneficiaries and to replenish emergency stocks.
I. Country Context
Countries of South East Europe and the Caucasus (SEEC) are highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Ninety percent of the area of South East Europe is located within trans-boundary river basins, which makes the region highly prone to floods. Due to climate change, the frequency and severity of natural disasters, particularly those of hydro-meteorological origin, are rising in all SEEC countries.
Obrenovac, 24 June 2010 - First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic stated today that members of specialist fire rescue units will remain in the flooded area of Poljane near Obrenovac as long as people need their help.
During a tour of the flooded area, Dacic emphasised that at the moment the most important task is to save lives and to provide food and medicines to those in need, adding that water levels are expected to drop over the next two days.
It is necessary to form a record of areas in the country most vulnerable to natural disasters in order to take …
The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response.
Belgrade, 3 March 2010 - The Serbian government made a unanimous decision today to provide RSD 77 million in aid to flood-stricken cities and municipalities.
A statement by the mayor of Zajecar about the alleged attempts to prevent the passing of this decision is untrue and represents a harsh insinuation.
The decision to provide assistance to flooded areas was made unanimously and all members of the Serbian government voted in favour of it. There were no attempts to influence this decision, as it would be impossible for anyone who is not part of the government to influence it.
Zajecar, 1 March 2010 - Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Regional Development Mladjan Dinkic presented Zajecar municipal authorities with 200 mattresses today, intended for flood stricken citizens.
Cvetkovic visited the flooded areas and talked to citizens whose houses were damaged in floods that have struck Timocka Krajina in the last few days.
He recalled that the government donated RSD 20 million dinars to Zajecar, which is around RSD 30,000 for every flood-affected household.
Cvetkovic called upon all …