The former Yugoslav republics of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia are still reeling from the recent floods in the region. The Economist describes the damage as follows.
MUCH of Serbia, Bosnia and eastern Croatia are under water. Flood maps marking the affected areas make it look as though a vast inland sea has suddenly appeared across the region. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated. In Serbia some 300,000 do not have access to clean water or electricity. One third of Bosnia, an area that is home to 1.2m people, has been affected by the floods. So far the number of dead in Serbia and Bosnia is believed to be just under 50, a toll likely to rise.
Damage to infrastructure, as well widespread homelessness are part of a the daunting task of post flood reconstruction that has brought the former Republics of Yugoslavia together in support of a common cause and common interests.
The Red Cross of Bosnia Herzegovina has streamlined the process of making donations. I was able to make a donation on behalf of Globe Tribune.Info in under two minutes, and to receive an e-mail confirmation of my donation.confirmation.
Here is raw video footage of the floods.
The picture with this post is by Mila Vesovic, who portrayed the vastness of the flood devastation with the painting at the top of this post.
This painting was donated to flood releif by Mauro Nicolini.