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Bosnia Flood & Landslides 6-14

Post  Raymond_Smith on Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:18 pm

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Flood Disaster Situation Report, 1st June 2014

REPORTfrom UN Country Team in Bosnia and Herzegovina Published on 01 Jun 2014

• Reported increase in the number of landlides; Local authorities have been taking necessary measures to evacuate the population in danger and to keep landslides under control.

• Weather conditions will be worsening in the following few days with a chance of rain and thunderstorms across the country;

• Federal and Republic of Srpska Hydrological Report indicates that water levels are in most locations going down while in some are stagnating;

• There is an emerging need to collate WASH rapid needs assessments and to triangulate information with government information. UNICEF lead WASH Coordination meeting held on May 28, 2014 hosted 28 participants from the civil sector, UN Agencies and Embassies (ADRA, EU, IFRCO, FDA, OSCE, OXFAM, SIDA, SOS Children Village, STC, Swiss Embassy, UNICEF, US Embassy, WHO, World Vision) sharing information on the assessments being undertaken.

• In many locations water systems have been re-established, water is still not potable in most areas;

• Epidemiological situation is stable and no outbreaks have been reported in flood-stricken areas.

• Doboj, Maglaj, Olovo, Una-Sana Canton and Posavina region at the basin of Bosna, Krivaja and Usora rivers have been identified as mine and UXOs suspected areas;

• Number of persons accommodated in temporary accommodation facilities is 1384: number of temporary accommodation facilities reported to be 42.

• Emerging priorities are soil decontamination, replanting of seeds in time for the crops season, livestock repopulation, feed for livestock, housing, reestablishment of services from the municipalities and reconstruction of the industrial and commercial network

• Joint UN-EU-World Bank rapid assessment training took place on May 29-30.

SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Most affected areas

• Federation: Sarajevo Canton (most affected municipalities: Novi Grad, Ilidza, Vogosca), Zenica-Doboj Canton (most affected municipalities: Tesanj, Zepce, Maglaj, Doboj Jug, Zavidovići i Olovo), Tuzla canton (13 municipalities of which the most affected are: Srebrenik, Tuzla, Lukavac, Gračanica, Sapna and Doboj Istok), Central Bosnia Canton (Travnik and Vitez surrounding areas), Posavina Canton (most affected municipalities: Orašje, Domaljevac, Odžak).

• RS: The most affected municipalities are Banja Luka, Kotor Varos Laktasi, Ribnik, Kostajnica, Prijedor, Jezero, Novi Grad; Bijeljina, Bratunac, Vlasenica, Zvornik, Lopare, Milići, Osmaci, Ugljevik, Srebrenica, Sekovići; Doboj, Modrica, Samac, Brod, Donji Zabar, Vukosavlje, Petrovo, Srbac. More municipalities have been affected but were not covered by the reporting institution.

• Brcko District

(Source: Operation Communication Center (OKC) BiH 112 Report, 31 May 2014)

Landslides

Local authorities have been taking necessary measures to evacuate the population in danger and to keep the landslides under control. The OKC 112 has reported an increase in the number of landlides, most notably In areas of:

• Vlasenica, Zvornik, Lopare, Milići, Osmaci, Srebrenica , Ugljevik and Srebrenik .

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Re: Bosnia Flood & Landslides 6-14

Post  Raymond_Smith on Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:11 pm

• Continuous rainfall starting on 13 May caused severe flooding in parts of Serbia, Bosnia- Herzegovina and Croatia. Serbia declared a state of emergency on 15 May and requested international assistance on 16 May, while Bosnia- Herzegovina requested support on 17 May. In Croatia, the government expressed confidence that it could manage its immediate humanitarian needs.

• Homes, schools, roads, bridges, farms and other infrastructure and assets have been destroyed by the floods and related landslides.

• More than 3 million people live in the flood- affected area. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated in Serbia and 40,000 in Bosnia- Herzegovina.

• An added peril in Bosnia-Herzegovina is the threat from landmines left over from the 1992-95 war that have been dislodged by the torrents of water and landslides. Warning signs and markers have also washed away.

• The Government of Serbia revoked its state of emergency declaration on 23 May except in two cities and 17 municipalities.

• The UN RC in Bosnia- Herzegovina said efforts would shift from relief to recovery as of 26 May.

Highlights

• WFP was the first UN agency to deliver supplies in response to the flood crisis. Within 36 hours of receiving the request for assistance, WFP delivered life- saving equipment to Belgrade, Serbia, in a response coordinated by WFP’s Cairo Regional Bureau (OMC RB).

• OMC RB coordinated response operations and established direct communication and coordination channels with UN Resident Coordinator offices in both Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

• WFP Programme, Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) and Logistics capacities have been deployed to support the responses in Serbia and Bosnia- Herzegovina.

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Re: Bosnia Flood & Landslides 6-14

Post  Raymond_Smith on Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:11 pm

Bosnia and Herzegovina Floods: Humanitarian Situation Report - 12 June 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing its most challenging flood recovery due to the heaviest rains seen in the region for more than a century.

Based on the available assessments, 74 municipalities have been affected by the floods (42 in FBiH, 31 in RS, and BD). Amongst these, 9 have been ‘severely affected’ (Samac, Odzak, Orasje, Brcko, Bijeljina, Doboj, Maglaj, Zepce, Domaljevac-Samac), where more than 50% of the affected population and children lives. In these 74 municipalities, more than 320,000 people have been affected including:

• 60,000 children aged 0-18

• 16,000 children aged 0-5.

According to information from Roma NGOs, more than 800 Roma families have been affected by floods. They were identified as one of the most vulnerable groups even before the floods. UNICEF team visited: Samac, Odzak, Brcko, Bjeljina, Doboj, Maglaj, Domaljevac-Samac, Olovo, Tuzla, Sapna, Prijedor, Gradiska, Zivinice and Vogosca.

According to the latest IOM information, 1,560 persons are placed in 39 collective centres (963 in FBiH in 22 centers and 532 in RS in 14 centers) including 276 children (56 aged 0-4 and 220 aged 5-17) but this number is decreasing every day..

Preliminary UN estimation shows that it will cost about USD 210 million to cover immediate priority needs for the next six months in BiH, alone, after devastating floods hit the region.

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