Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Flood Disaster Situation Report, 27th May 2014

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HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES:

o Posavina region remains severely affected, in particular Vidovica, Kopanica, Lepnica and Jenjic, which are still under water (MoS 27 May).

o Infrastructure is being reestablished in multiple locations, but access to potable water is still an issue.

o Electricity being brought back on line in most locations. Some isolated settlements remain, however, without electricity and water.

o Roads access has improved; few locations remain isolated.

o Water levels went down and most rivers have receded to their riverbeds.

o Increased number of land and mudslides reported in multiple locations. More rainfall and thunderstorms expected in the North; threat of more landslides.

o Landslides and debris present a great threat in areas hit by floods. Around a 2,600 landslides have been reported.

o 40,000 displaced; number accommodated in collective centers appears to be decreasing and remains unknown.

o Reported Casualties: Federation 7; RS 18 casualties. NO REPORTED CHANGE.

o Sporadic reports of UXOs and mines being discovered throughout the flood affected areas (e.g. Zepce and Sarajevo Cantons).

o A joint UN-EU-World Bank rapid assessment will be deployed on May 31.

o Main emerging issues are: damages to agriculture and livestock; housing and its refurbishment; paralysis of the industrial sector; temporary loss of jobs; damages to administration services.