Bosnia and Herzegovina

Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina Flooding, Social Media Situation Report, May 22, 2014

Situation Report
Originally published



Humanity Road continued its activation to support severe flooding in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. In Bosnia-Hercegovina more than a million people are said to be affected by the torrential rains. Principle roads are blocked by landslides, isolating important parts of the country, according to Caritas Bosnia-Herzegovina’s situation reports. In Tuzla canton alone 147 landslides have been reported. Croatia will be under a separate report today. Currently a team of 20 volunteers supporting including support from our partner Translators Without Borders. The Humanity Road Urgent Needs team is fielding pleas for assistance at Smederevska Palanka Hospital. The Agriculture Ministry has appealed for chlorine bleach, quicklime and disinfectants to stem the risk of disease. Waters have receded in some areas revealing rotting animal carcasses & waste.

Impacted Highlights

  • The town of Obrenovac is closed. Serbs have been urged not to consume food and crops from the affected areas. - The town of Odzak needs volunteers, food, tools, medicines, cleaning supplies, mosquito repellant, and help to remove dead animals. A lot of aid is bypassing them for larger towns.

  • Villages in Zenica-Doboj Canton also need help.

  • Šerića is isolated from the rest of the world.

  • Roads are difficult, and communications with many areas has been limited.

  • About 11,000 people have been evacuated from Gunja, Strošinaca, Racinovac, Rajeva Sela, and Posavski Podgajaca. 2,000 are staying in shelters Schools are expected to open Monday.

  • An aid convoy from Ina with 64,000 gallons of fuel, clothing, food, toiletries, an emergency boat, and an environmental protection vehicle are on their way to Slavonia

Digital Humanitarian Activation - Public impacted we need your input
On May 22, Humanity Road continued with the survey requested by (UN OCHA). Instructions were published and shared in English, Serbian and Croatian.

Situation report and 3W report – Aid Agencies we need your input
Real time updates are available on our website. A report on which aid agencies are responding is included in todays report on page 20. Aid providers who are deploying or responding to #BalkanFloods please complete this form to be included in the next report.

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