The dam build up to protect couldn’t take the pressure of river Sava anymore. More than 15 000 people are evacuated from yesterday. The damage is over 1 billion euros, the cattle had to be left behind, the crops and fields are ruined, the houses are nothing but dust. This is going to take a lot to recover from.
The danger is not over yet.
Humanitarian help is sent from everywhere, but mostly from Croatia. In every city we have places where people come to bring food, clothes, blankets, water, medicine, hygiene products, baby food…everything. People are waiting in lines for the buses they take them to affected areas, so they can help evacuate children and old people, help build the dams, just to help… Enormous compassion is at every corner and I hope that it makes some difference for the people who have lost everything.
I am not in the affected area, thank you for your concerns. I would not be home, let alone on internet if I was evacuated.
The damage is tragic, but what gets to me the most are the people who are evacuated from their now under water homes and the animals who had to be left behind to die.
There are lines open for people who want to help animals as well and volunteers go to flooded areas to save animals.
The campaign for election in European Parliament have been canceled and the money goes to the people affected and to help the rescue teams. The leading humanitarian organisation here, Caritas is giving money also. Ordinary people are giving all they can give. There are many places in the country where the everything necessary is collected.
For the people abroad there is a number of the bank account on which they can help, but I have seen few numbers so I don’t want to give disinformation.
If you want to help, there is a way. I will try to find the number that is 100% true so you can donate.
I have found it for Croatia:
IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 call on number 08
calling 060 90 11 (6,25 kn)
on-line donations on pages from Croatian Red Cross,http://www.hck.hr. When donating from out of country use SWIFT: PBZGHR2X
I have found it for BiH and Serbia:
BiH – IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 call on number 05 SWIFT:PBZGHR2X or IBAN CODE: BA391610000000850119 SWIFT CODE : RZBABA2S
Serbia – IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 call on number 07 SWIFT:PBZGHR2X or EUR 01-504619-100193230-000000-0000, RSD 840-3546721-89
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