Unprecedented rainfall in Europe has left thousands in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina evacuated from their homes or without power. To date, more than 80,000 people have been evacuated, and several cities and villages are also experiencing disruption of water supply and power cuts.
Thousands of Red Cross volunteers and staff are actively responding to meet the needs of those affected. They continue to assist with ongoing evacuations and are providing those in need with items such as blankets, mattresses, drinking water, food and hygiene kits, rubber boots and water purifiers.
The Canadian Red Cross has deployed an aid worker to support emergency operations and remains on stand-by with both personnel and supplies, including our field hospital, ready to be deployed quickly if requested.
Canadians wishing to help those affected by the flooding are encouraged to make a financial donation online, at their local Red Cross office or by calling 1-800-418-1111. Please earmark donations “Balkan Floods 2014”. Funds will be used to support flood-affected communities.