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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News and Stories

Support to BiH population hit by 2014 floods continues: List of Beneficiaries
Support to BiH population hit by 2014 floods continues: List of Beneficiaries

Final lists of beneficiaries who fulfilled conditions to take part in Programme’s economic strengthening component.more 

UNDP and FBiH Government sign Financing Agreement
UNDP and FBiH Government sign Financing Agreement

This agreement envisages active participation of FBiH Government in financing Programme with 1.1 million KM in order to provide support to population affected by record-breaking floods and landslides in 2014. more 

Rain does not bring fear anymore: Families receive safe roofs over their heads
Rain does not bring fear anymore: Families receive safe roofs over their heads

Hundreds of families are looking forward to their new homes that will be built as part of the European Union and UNDP project to help flood affected areas.more 

EU Ambassador Wigemark and UNDP representatives visit Modriča
EU Ambassador Wigemark and UNDP representatives visit Modriča

EU and UNDP in BiH representatives visited Municipality of Modriča on July 23rd, 2018 where they were introduced to the activities on flood and landslide recovery, as well as on achievements accomplished under the Local Integrated Development (LID) Project. more 

Support to BiH population hit by 2014 floods continues: FINAL LISTS OF BENEFICIARIES
Support to BiH population hit by 2014 floods continues: FINAL LISTS OF BENEFICIARIES

Final lists consist of the households that obtained the most points following their application to the Public Call for beneficiary selection as part of the second phase of the Programme for Housing Interventions. more 

Safety instead of fear for Ana and her children
Safety instead of fear for Ana and her children

Ana, her 13-year old son Ivan and 21-year old daughter Valentina have been living in danger for almost four years now. Their home is covered in deep cracks from the nearby landslide caused by the record breaking rainfalls in 2014.more 

EU invests additional EUR 12.5 million as flood recovery assistance is still needed
EU invests additional EUR 12.5 million as flood recovery assistance is still needed

Almost four years since the catastrophic floods that hit Bosnia and Herzegovina, local communities are struggling to overcome the effects of this natural disaster.more 

Support to BiH population hit by 2014 floods continues: PRELIMINARY LISTS of beneficiaries
Support to BiH population hit by 2014 floods continues: PRELIMINARY LISTS OF BENEFICIARIES

Preliminary lists of beneficiaries of the EU funded project for construction and rehabilitation of housing units destroyed or damaged in 2014 floods have been published. more 

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 

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 

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