Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Orthodox response to underreported Balkan flooding

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — On the heels of epic floods that left at least 37 dead and thousands homeless in Serbia and Bosnia, a second surge of floodwaters continues to fill an already swollen Sava River and threatens thousands of lives as well as Serbia's biggest power plant. The Nikola Tesla power plant, which provides roughly half of the country's electricity, is in the deadly path of a flood wave created by the heaviest rains to hit the region in 120 years. In Bosnia, evacuees are being placed in temporarily shelters like military barracks, but many more await help in areas that are not accessible yet.

From its offices in Bosnia and Serbia, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the immediate needs of flood survivors in the region. IOCC, in cooperation with Philanthropy, the humanitarian arm of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and the Serbian Red Cross, is providing transportation support and quilts for evacuees being transferred to temporary shelters. As flood waters subside in rural areas around Kraljevo and Sabac, IOCC will mobilize its efforts to reach families living in remote towns and villages and respond to their most urgent needs...
Complete article here.

1 comment:

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