Overview

In May 2014 the heaviest rainfall in more than a century hit Bosnia and Herzegovina, causing intense floods that affected 1 million people and destroyed infrastructure, businesses, livelihoods, farms and crops.

Responding to record-breaking floods, UN coordinated the International Community response to address the effects of the disaster. In the immediate aftermath, the UN agencies implemented the EU Floods Recovery Programme (EURO 43.5 million) financed by the EU and UN Floods Recovery Programme “Danas za nas” (USD 22.6 million) which was financed by bilateral donors. In September 2017, Flood Recovery - Housing Interventions Programme (EUR 15 million), next phase in the efforts to alleviate the effects of the floods, was launched. The intervention will provide durable housing solutions, coupled with improved livelihood opportunities, for the most vulnerable people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in floods and landslides.

Floods Recovery

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Programmes and Initiatives

  • Flood Recovery - Housing Interventions Programme

    The Flood Recovery - Housing Interventions Programme represents the next phase in the EU’s efforts to alleviate the catastrophic effects of the 2014 floods. The intervention, launched in September 2017, will provide durable housing solutions, coupled with improved livelihood opportunities, for 2,895 the most vulnerable people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in floods and landslides. more 

  • EU Floods Recovery Programme

    On 15 August the European Union launched the EU Floods Recovery Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina worth 43.52 million EUR. The Programme consists of different components all of which aim to assist with the normalization of peoples' lives in flood-affected areas and communities in 24 most-affected municipalities.more 

  • UN Floods Recovery Programme Danas Za Nas

    The UN Floods Recovery Programme “Danas za nas” was launched in July 2014 aiming to reestablish normal living conditions, preserve jobs, support local economies and increase disaster resilience in more than 60 flood affected communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Financed by 28 bilateral donors, this USD 22.6 million worth programme is implemented by the UN agencies. more 

  • Support to Flood Recovery and Risk Mitigation in BiH

    Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards such as floods, landslides, droughts, fires and earthquakes. 2014 floods caused damages to infrastructure, agriculture, public institutions and the local economy in the amount of 1.67 billion USD. Rebuilding what was damaged and revitalizing the livelihoods of one million persons affected have been one of the greatest challenges to the country, reminding that more investment, focus and attention should be paid to prevention and preparedness.more 

  • Landslide Disaster Risk Management in BiH

    Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards such as floods, landslides, droughts, fires and earthquakes. May 2014 floods and landslides caused damages to infrastructure, agriculture, public institutions and the local economy estimated at 1.67 billion USD. Rebuilding what was damaged and revitalizing the livelihoods of one million persons affected have been one of the greatest challenges, reminding that more investment, focus and attention should be paid to prevention and preparedness.more 

News and Stories

Flood Recovery Programme: 15 million EUR for housing and economical strengthening of vulnerable families

With an aim to alleviate the effects of the catastrophic floods that hit Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) in 2014, the implementation of the second phase of the Flood Recovery Programme started. more 

the Mixed Secondary School Maglaj and Edhem Mulabdić High School in Maglaj, both reconstructed as part of the EU Floods Recovery Programme
EU Floods Recovery Programme: Dr Renzo Daviddi Opened Reconstructed School in Maglaj

On Friday, 17 October 2014, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH Dr Daviddi officially opened the Mixed Secondary School Maglaj and Edhem Mulabdić Highmore 

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, H.E. Anne Vibeke Lilloe starts the heating season in Doboj
Official start of the heating season in Doboj – central heating system reconstructed

Doboj City Heating Plant officially started the heating season today on 15 October 2014, with official commissioning of the plant. Despite considerable damages to the Dobojmore 

Post-flood rehabilitation of 29 priority houses completed under the EU Floods Recovery Programme

The rehabilitation works on 29 priority houses financed by the EU Floods Recovery Programme have been completed under the first phase of the housing component.  Thanksmore 

First meeting of the EU Floods Recovery Programme Advisory Panel discusses the recovery efforts and results achieved so far

The first meeting of the EU Floods Recovery Programme Advisory Panel was held today in the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, bringingmore 

Ambassador Sorensen opened the rehabilitated “Šamac” Primary School in Šamac; visited work sites of the EU Floods Recovery Programme in Domaljevac

On Thursday, 25 September 2014, Head of EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative in BIH Ambassador Peter Sorensen officially opened the "Šamac" Primary Schoolmore 

4,500 people of Sapna Community regained access to water after a 25 day long demining action
UN Floods Response: Restoring Water Supply in Mine Affected Area

Floods that hit Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2014 damaged more than 40,000 homes and affected lives of more than one million people. The floods brought,more 

Thanks to EU Assistance, Children in Doboj Start Their School Year in Reconstructed Majke Jugović Kindergarten

Reconstructed building of the Public Preschool Institution Majke Jugović was officially opened today in Doboj, thus also symbolically marking the start of a new school year.more 

Reconstructed Kindergarten in Bosanska Krupa – Building Better Conditions for a Happy Childhood

Reconstructed and energy efficient kindergarten in Bosanska Krupa was officially opened today, to the joy of more than 110 children who will spend their pre-school daysmore 

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