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.

Since the start of the disaster the UN has been working closely with the BIH authorities, World Bank, bilateral donors and the EU to ensure prompt and efficient aid delivery. The UN is coordinating the International Community response to the floods to address the immediate effects of the disaster.

News and Stories

  • Medals for bravery and certificates for outstanding contribution in rescue and support in combating floods were awarded to more than 50 clubs and organisations.

    Medals Awarded for Heroes on the Water

    During the gathering of rafters in Banja Luka on 28 June, medals for bravery and certificates for outstanding contribution in rescue and support in combating floodsmore

  • Representatives of civil society organizations launched a network to exchange experiences and agree on further actions in response to catastrophic floods in BiH

    Stories After the Rain

    Representatives of forty civil society organisations were welcomed today in the UN House in Sarajevo to share their “stories after the rain”. In mid-May of thismore

  • A dozen villagers carried hundreds of heavy bags on their shoulders seemingly effortlessly

    Velino Selo - Working Together Towards Recovery

    A quarter of the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina is directly affected by the consequences of unprecedented floods in our country. Velino Selo near Bijeljina ismore

 

 

 

 

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State Ministry for Security Operation Comm Center


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FBIH Unit for Civil Protection Operation Center


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RS Unit for Civil Protection
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