CALL FOR HELP:

Help the people and children suffering in floods. Together we are stronger! SEVERE floods have struck the people in Serbia these days, leaving thousands of children homeless, without food, water, warm and dry clothes. Roads and bridges are flooded, schools and kindergartens have been shut down, 100,000 homes in Serbia left without power, while rain-swollen rivers and surging water course through towns and villages, overflowing across streets into homes, causing landslides and other disasters. The situation is so dramatic, that the entire families have lost their homes in the floods. Finding a shelter is a real adventure for many. In the city of Svilajnac more than 1.000 flood victims had to seek refuge on the roof tops, waiting for the rescuers to come and save them. In Veliko Polje near Obrenovac the dam broke, and the river flooded the whole area… Hundreds of cars and buses are stranded along the flooded roads. The situation is the most dramatic in western Serbia, where more than 500 people were evacuated during the night. These are the heaviest rains and floods ever recoded in 120 years. Entire towns are cut off and the slow-moving cyclone is said to last until the weekend. Serbia has already declared a nationwide flood emergency on Thursday. Several people have already drowned and the numbers are only growing. Meteorologists say that more than double of Serbia’s average rainfall for the whole of May is expected to fall within just two and half days. Major traffic routes, such as the E-75 Belgrade-Skopje highway, are submerged. Serbia’s rail link to Montenegro is also severed. Therefore, we have to turn to all of you for help! There is no time left. We have to act promptly. Let’s unite and confront this together! We call on all people of good will who are able to help in any way to make donations in the form of food, clothing, and footwear. ​Money donations:​ 

PayPal (SAD): szsamerika@gmail.com (purpose”Borba protiv poplava”) - www.serbsforserbs.org 

Moneybookers/Skrill: c3c.org@gmail.com 

Government of Serbia has opened this bank account for everyone willing to donate:

  • RSD: 840-3546721-89,
  • EUR: 01-504619-100193230-000000-0000
     ​ (soon to be announced)

​Red Cross​

  • For donations in RSD from Serbia, acct number: 205-205818-39, call on number 6003-3550000.
  • Instructions for foreign currency payments can be downloaded here for EURUSD andCHF respectively. 

​Red Cross Serbia will announce in the media where they have directed their money.

Call Centers​

The Ministry of the Interior Affairs has also established a call center through which all interested people who want to assist in the current emergency situation, are able to obtain information in order to realize their contributions. The call center will be open 24 hours a week and will coordinate all actions with other governmental agencies.

The telephone numbers of the call center: + 381 11 312 0741 , + 381 11 312 0739 , + 381 11 312 9939 , + 381 11 312 0742 , + 381 11 312 0646.

Humanitarian Actions​

​People who want to help, can contribute and take part in the action #HumanostNaDelu (HumanityAtWork). The collecting of clothes and canned food takes place on Saturday, May 17th, from 12-17 hours, at “Udruženje novinara Srbije”, 28/I Resavska street.

The Belgrade Drop In Center has also issued a call for help to collect clothes, shoes and food for the homeless children from the streets, which, due to heavy rains and flooding, have been showing in the drop-in-center in increasing numbers. You can find out more about ways to help by calling: +381 11 399 0258. ​

For more information and photos from all critical and flood-affected areas on Twitter, follow the hashtag #poplave, as well as the hashtag #SerbiaFloods for information in English.​

 Please spread the word we need your help! 

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Boats sailed through the streets of a Serbian town on Friday on a mission to rescue people trapped by rising waters as the worst floods ever recorded swept Serbia and Bosnia.

Some residents of Obrenovac, 30 kilometres south-west of the capital Belgrade, were stranded on the roofs of their homes, calling for help. The heaviest rains since records began almost 120 years ago have hit Serbia and Bosnia this week. It is unknown how many people have drowned, or how many people are trapped with no way of getting help. These people are left with no homes, no personal belogings. There is no power, no drinking water. They are lacking food, medicine, clothes.. And even when this all blows over they will have nothing left, and no place to live, work.. They need your help.

What is worse, another wave of floods is yet to come, and it is extremely important that everybody who can helps these people! Even the smallest things are helpful, and something that means so little to you could mean the world to them. 

Please help as much as you can, the following is where and how you can donate:

INTERNATIONALLY: Donate to Red Cross Serbia 

IBAN: RS35200262749010100381

BIC/SWIFT: SBPORSBG

FROM AUSTRIA: 

Konto:10364339

BLZ:32000

(Labeled: ”Borba protiv poplava”)

FROM OTHER EU COUNTRIES: 

IBAN: AT97 3200 0000 1036 4339

SWIFT/BIC: RLNWATWW

Customer: Srbi za Srbe (labeled ”Borba protiv poplava”)

FROM SWITZERLAND:

85-419625-6

IBAN: CH46 0900 0000 8541 9625 6

SWIFT: POFICHBEXXX

Customer: Srbi za Srbe (labeled ”Borba protiv poplava”)

VIA PAYPAL(EUROPE)

szsaustria@gmail.com

(labeled ”borba protiv poplava”)

VIA PAYPAL(USA)

szsamerika@gmail.com

(labeled ”borba protiv poplava”)

PHONES FOR HELP:

+381 11 312 0741; +381 312 0739; +381 312 9939; +381 312 0742

*If youre in Serbia text an empty message to 1003

ALSO IMPORTANT: I KNOW MANY OF YOU FROM TUMBLR ARE FOLLOWED BY CELEBRITIES ON TWITTER, PLEASE DM THEM TO INFORM THEM ABOUT THE SITUATION, THEY CAN BE OF GREAT HELP!!!

AND REBLOG THIS PLEASE TO RAISE AWARNESS. THANK YOU<3

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This is not what I normally post, but this is an emergency. Both Serbia and Bosnia have faced disastrous floods, people have died and thousands lost their homes, many are still trapped in their flooded houses and begging for help. I’m heartbroken and feel like there isn’t much I can do, but at least I can spread the word, and if even one person decides to help that will be great. I’m sure my followers in Serbia and Bosnia know where they can donate help in their own countries, so here is some info for Serbs and Bosniaks who live outside and all others who want to help by donating.

For Serbia:

Bank payment instructions here

PayPal (Europe)szsaustrija@gmail.com (indicating” fight against the floods”)

PayPal (USA)szsamerika@gmail.com (indicating” fight against the floods”) - www.serbsforserbs.org

  • Checking acct info (USA)   Domestic wires: 121000248  Acct# 5765278378 International wires: WFBIUS6S Bank Name: Wellsfargo NA. Address:420 MONTGOMERY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO,CA. 94163.  
  • Mail donation: PO Box 34206 Chicago, IL. 60634 USA.

Moneybookers / Skrill: c3c.org@gmail.com

Srbija: www.srbizasrbe.org

Contactorganizacija@srbizasrbe.orgwww.facebook.com/srbizasrbe

For Bosnia

Account holder: Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Account No: 140-101-12001533-88

Name of the bank: SBERBANK BH d.d. Sarajevo

Adress of the bank: Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1/A 

71000 Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

SWIFT: SABRBA22

Bank code: BA391401011200153388


Also I’d like to thank other Slavic people and countries that are sending help, I’ve seen people in Macedonia organizing to help and also huge help from Montenegro was offered. Thank you people from Russia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic for sending men and technical help.
Thanks to all other who have also helped either Slavic or not, thank you everyone! All those who will help in the future, I thank in advance. 

Please, please, PLEASE! It costs you nothing to read and reblog. Thank you.

For several days now, my country, Serbia, as well as its neighbors Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, have been battling one of the greatest disasters in their history. Because of devastating floods, several cities and villages have been (and are still being) evacuated, the number of casualties is still not final, the damage is immeasurable and countless people have lost their homes and everything they’ve ever had.
Quite sadly, the media coverage of our situation is not extensive, active or intense enough, outside our region.
However, we have discovered the true power which social media can have, and much of what has been done to help in this time of dire need - was thanks to social media and the internet. With this powerful tool, we are sharing valuable information about missing persons, places where volunteers, food, water, clothes, equipment and medication are needed, where urgent rescue is needed, where animals saved from the flood can be sheltered. People share contact information to offer their homes for evacuated victims, to offer free rides and trasport for both people and supplies. We are receiving valuable help in the form of donations to our Red Cross organizations. We are truly and fully discovering how great a help the internet can be.
Still, the bad news is - the crisis is still far from over for us.
Another surge is expected in Serbia these days, which hopefully we will be prepared for, as much as we can. In parts of Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia - the flood has caused massive landslides and might continue to do so, making damages even more serious. In some places, the water brought snakes with it, and in others - something much worse: the landslides, along with the soil being loosened by overwhelming amounts of water, have uncovered landmines planted during conflicts over the past decades. Not only are we facing damage done by water and dangers brought forth by it, we are also facing the fear of what comes after the floods - a very harsh reality of cleaning up our countries and trying to restore them as much as it is possible. A job which might just turn out harder than the one we have now, because it will take a very long time, extraordinary efforts and hard, dedicated work, as well as the same kind of unity we have all shown these several days - only to rebuild what was destroyed, fix what was damaged and get Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia back on their feet.
That is why I want to reach out for help, to one of the greatest, most populated and active sites on the interwebs - tumblr. It doesn’t matter if you just share this post to raise awareness, so that people would at least keep us in their thoughts or say a prayer for us, or if you donate as little or as much as you can to one of the verified flood-relief causes for Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
Awareness is welcome, because the more attention our situation gets - the more help we can hope for from outside governments or official sources. For now, it seems that (apart from surrounding European countries) much of the world is underinformed and not nearly aware enough of the proportions of our disaster and the trouble we are in.
As for financial help and donations - they are MORE than appreciated. If you can, please donate. The amount doesn’t matter. Under our circumstances, we are grateful for every last cent. What means almost nothing to you, would surely mean the world to the people of my country.

I barely have any followers, but I am hopeful that maybe a couple of them will take a few minutes to read this and an extra second or two to at least reblog, so maybe some kind people will see and share this further or help us. I know there are a LOT of kind, compassionate and humane people on tumblr. That is what I am relying on and what gives me faith that tumblr is a good place to reach out for help from fellow humans.

I thank you all in advance, for your attention and your time and your kindness in reblogging this.

The following are safe places where you can make donations, if you can.

-Official Paypal account for the Serbian government:
FLOODRELIEF@GOV.RS

The account belongs to the Serbian Diplomatic Mission in Brussels. All donations are automatically transferred to the Serbian government’s special account for flood relief.

-Official Serbian Red Cross page for flood relief donations:

www.redcross.org.rs/arhiva__2441

-Official Croatian Red Cross page for flood relief donations for:
Affected areas in Croatia:
www.hck.hr/en/page/emergency-appeal-for-flood-affected-areas-in-croatia-415

And their page for donations which are transferred to the flood relief funds of Serbia and Bosnia:
www.hck.hr/en/page/emergency-appeal-for-flood-affected-people-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-and-serbia-414

-Official Bosnian Red Cross page for flood relief donations (not available in English, at the moment):
www.ckfbih.ba/index.php/aktivnosti/656-pokrenuta-humanitarna-akcija-za-pomo-ugroenom-stanovnitvu-poplavljenih-podruja

Update: You can also donate for Bosnian flood relief by using the “donate” button on top of this page of the Bosnian Government’s site - http://www.mvp.gov.ba/default.aspx?template_id=43&pageIndex=1

You can also donate via the charity foundation of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. Please visit the site for ORGANIZED AND DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT SEVERAL WAYS how you and people you know can donate:
www.novakdjokovicfoundation.org/news/news/2014.734.html

Update: The United Kingdom’s Red Cross organization has started collecting donations for the flood-affected areas in the Balkans.
Here is their page where people can donate.
www.redcross.org.uk/balkanfloods/
THANK YOU, UK!!!


Here is a link to the International Red Cross page report about the disaster:
www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/international/the-balkans-worst-floods-in-century-continue-to-cause-havoc-65957/

Thank you all, again!

Update: I can not begin to express my gratitude, love and admiration for you kind people of tumblr. Thank you SO MUCH for spreading this. If only 1% of the people who read it, decide to donate and help - it already makes a difference for our countries. Thank you, again, a billion times and PLEASE, KEEP REBLOGGING.

Update 2: Apart from financial donations - the evacuated victims, people who still remain in the most severely affected areas and all the hardworking volunteers also need supplies. Priorities are antiseptics, disinfectants, medical masks and gloves, clean drinking water, diapers and baby food, canned food, disposable (cardboard or plastic) plates, cups and utensils, medications. Also, miscellaneous things such as deodorants, soaps, coffee, wet wipes, underwear and socks, plain and comfortable shoes (especially male footwear in bigger sizes), food/old blankets/collars/containers/anything for rescued animals. If you can’t afford to donate money, but would like to contribute and have some of these things but no longer need them - please collect them and inquire at your local Red Cross/charity organizations if they would be willing to receive and ship them. Most of these things can be donated and shipped without issues, however - medication is sensitive and needs to come from a reliable source, such as medical facilities or Red Cross organizations. Check if yours accept donated meds from civilian citizens. If you know a pharmacy, or any institution which legally distributes medications and would like to join a very serious, good and humane cause by donating even a small amount of medications - tell them to contact the Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian Red Cross, the Novak Djokovic foundation, any of our governments, or simply just let me know and I will do whatever I can. Medications should not be past their expiration date, and the most needed are meds for hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, coronary/heart diseases, asthma, sedatives, antibiotics, pain killers, Aspirin and other pain- and fever-relieving medication, suppositories for babies and children. Centers in which the evacuated people are staying give shelter to hundreds, some even to well over a thousand victims and volunteers. Many of them have spent a lot of time in the water and the cold, are traumatized, chronically ill or old. Even though they are in a safe place, they’re still in danger of being sick and medications could mean their lives for many of them.

It is an overwhelming feeling to know that a small effort you made, meant an incredible difference in the lives of people who’ve already lost nearly everything. I promise you, whatever you do - you will not regret it. You’d be helping children, parents, old folks, farmers, art enthusiasts, dreamers, people who belong to all the fandoms you’re in, people who might end up making a difference someday, themselves… If you’ve ever thought about unity, it’s times like these (sadly) when it is the strongest. Being part of it and showing solidarity, like many of you already are, will NOT be forgotten and you will always have true, grateful friends in our people.

I apologize to everyone for all the updates and the length of this post. Many thanks to everyone who has the good will and patience to read through all of it.
I also apologize for the tags which don’t belong. But, I hope you understand how much we need this to be seen. As much as I am ashamed of having to resort to using those tags - our countries don’t have the Doctor, the Winchester brothers, the mother of dragons with an army of Unsullied, the defense squad of Hogwarts’ finest students and teachers, or any other valiant, heroic fictional character which would come to our rescue. All of those characters, for us, are in real people right now. In most of you guys. Please, be a savior today. The least you can do is reblog, and even that matters.

Update 3: The Novak Djokovic Foundation is reported to have received around 600 000 dollars, so far. Amazing! People are so great!
But, please, very sadly, this is still not nearly enough. Just in one of the smaller places in Serbia, Bajina Basta, the damage is estimated to about 20 million euros, at this point. Please keep sharing and raising awareness!

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Monsoon triggers landslides and floods in India and Pakistan

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday.

Five days of incessant rains in Indian-controlled Kashmir have left at least 120 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more than five decades, submerging hundreds of villages and triggering landslides, officials said. In neighboring Pakistan, more than 160 people have died and thousands of homes have collapsed, with an official saying the situation was becoming a “national emergency.”

Rescuers in both countries were using helicopters and boats to try to reach tens of thousands of people stranded in their homes as floodwaters rose and submerged many villages. (AP)

Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.

Please read, reblog and spread the word!!

IN THE LAST 3 DAYS BOSNIA AND SERBIA HAVE BEEN HIT BY THE WORST FLOODS IN THE LAST 120 YEARS.

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And there is a surprising lack of coverage by the world wide media. We’ve been seeing apocalyptic scenes. Towns and villages have been completely flooded and cut off from the rest of the world. There is a significant number of dead and even larger number of missing people.

Map of the flooding in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia. @AJBalkans #floods pic.twitter.com/30tpF35B7f

— BHDragons (@BH_Dragons)

May 17, 2014

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People have lost the roof over their heads. And some towns had to be completely evacuated. There is n drinking water, and they’re running out of food. Some towns even don’t have electricity.

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Here you can see a video of a house being broken down by a landslide, with it’s owners barely managing to escape.

If someone wants to donate to the massively spread flood victims of Bosnia and Serbia you can do so through the following bank accounts

BOSNIA: IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 / 05
SERBIA: IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 / 07

or here

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Even the wild animals are in danger.

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SHOW THE POWER OF TUMBLR! SPREAD THE WORD! HELP!

SERBIA IS FLOODED LIKE NEVER BEFORE! PEOPLE ARE MISSING AND ARE CUT OUT AND PRAYING FOR HELP!

Every city, every town, almost every village is covered in water. Homes are being destroyed, people stuck in them and waiting for help. The worst thing is that most hospitals are flooded too, so people from surrounding countries are coming, trying to help and airlines are becoming free to transport sick and hurt people to get the needed treatment in the countries nearby. *So many mothers gave birth in flooded homes in past couple of days. 

I’ve seen posts like this getting so many notes, and now I really want you to show our power.

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DON’T!!! I REPEAT !! DO NOT PAY THROUGH THESE ACCOUNTS IN YELLOW PIC!!! WE’VE BEEN WARNED THAT THEY’RE FAKE!!! (I don’t understand why would anyone want to get rich out of this situation.)

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OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF RED CROSS OF SERBIA IS BELOW!

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Also if you wanna know a little bit more, click here for Novak Djokovic Fondation, and here for more Red Cross donation info.

PLEASE! WE NEED YOU!

SHARE, REBLOG SO WE CAN SPREAD THE WORD!

THANK YOU!

Dirljiva slika najmlađeg spasioca koji pokušava da izvuče svog psa iz vode.

Udružite se ljudi! Zajedno smo jači!

Pray for Serbia! Pray for Bosnia!

Pomoć iz Srbije možete pružiti slanjem poruke na 1003 cijena poruke je 100 din

Pomoć iz Crne Gore možete pružiti slanjem poruke na 14543 cijena poruke je 1€

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Vlada Srbije obavestila je građane da pomoć ugroženom stanovništvu u poplavljenim područjima Srbije mogu slati putem SMS poruka na broj 1003, za sve tri mreže mobilnih operatora (Telenor, Telekom i VIP)

Cena poruke je 100 dinara, a sredstva će biti usmerena na račun Vlade Republike Srbije posebno otvoren za prikupljanje pomoći.

Emergency appeal for flood affected people in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia
Croatian Red Cross launched emergency appeal to help people affected by heavy floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

You can help by:

  • making a cash transfer for the people in Croatia via bank account IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 ref. nr. 08 (multi-currency account, use SWIFT: PBZGHR2X)
  • making a cash transfer for the people in Bosnia and Herzegovina via bank account IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 ref. nr. 05 (multi-currency account, use SWIFT: PBZGHR2X)

  • making a cash transfer for the people in Serbia via bank account IBAN: HR 6923400091511555516 ref. nr.07 (multi-currency account, use SWIFT: PBZGHR2X)

Croatian Red Cross shall transfer the raised funds to the National Red Cross Societies of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia respectively.

Until 19 May 543.789,71 kuna were collected on the bank account for the people affected by floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina and 435.480,82 kuna were collected on the bank account for the people of Serbia affected by floods.

For all those who are trying to reach their family members in the flooded areas of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and need assistance with this, the Tracing Service of the Croatian Red Cross can be reached attelephone nr. +385 1 4655 814, fax. +385 1 4655 365 or e-mail tracing@hck.hr.

Thank you for your donation! 

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Please reblog this so more people would be able to help!

Flood victim Pavlovic Oksana stands on the front porch of her house, damaged by flooding and landslide, in Krupanj, some 130 kilometres south west of Belgrade, on May 20, 2014, after the western Serbian town was hit with floods and landslides, cutting it off for four days. Serbia declared three days of national mourning on May 20 as the death toll from the worst flood to hit the Balkans in living memory rose and health officials warned of a possible epidemic. At least 49 people have been killed already by the worst floods in central Europe for a century and more than 1.6 million people have been hit as the river Sava and its tributaries have burst their banks, inundating tens of thousands of hectares of farmland and destroying houses and buildings. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

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