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, the EU, World Bank and bilateral donors to ensure prompt and efficient aid delivery. The UN was coordinating the International Community response to the floods to address the immediate effects of the disaster. Today, the UN agencies implement 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 is financed by bilateral donors.

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Floods Recovery

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Programmes and Initiatives

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, out of which the EU’s contribution is 42.24 million EUR, while UNDP participates with 1.28 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

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

Building Disaster Resilience

Disasters put hard won development achievements at risk, reversing economic growth and progress towards the elimination of poverty; cause environmental damage; and result in human suffering. During 2015 – 2019, UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina will strategically focus on coordination support and capacity development for prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. 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. The floods in May 2014, the worst in 120 years, affected a quarter of its territory and showed once again how disaster prone the country is. May 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. The floods in May 2014, the worst in 120 years, affected a quarter of its territory and showed once again how disaster prone the country is. May 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

Emergency Contacts

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State Ministry for Security Operation Comm Center


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