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EU steps up assistance for flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina as Commissioner Georgieva visits the region

EU steps up assistance for flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina as Commissioner Georgieva visits the region
20/05/2014  - 

The number of Member States which have offered assistance to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has risen to nineteen in response to record-breaking floods which have caused widespread devastation.

The European Commission is coordinating EU assistance, co-financing transportation costs and producing satellite imagery of the affected areas. It has civil protection teams in both countries and a humanitarian expert in Serbia.

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has arrived to Serbia where she will meet with the government, civil protection authorities and some of the 200 European rescuers who are now working around the clock. In the coming days, the Commissioner will also travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.