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AID PROJECTS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

One year after the floods in the Balkans

Story by Swiss Solidarity August 4th, 2015

SWISS RED CROSS: CLEANING AND DRYING OUT HOMES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS

The unrelenting rains of May 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused major flooding and subsequent landslides. After providing emergency relief, the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) helped some 1,000 particularly vulnerable families clean and dry out their homes.

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These families received cleaning and disinfection materials, tools, and rubber gloves and boots. The organisation also distributed 400 dehumidifiers to dry out homes whose walls were saturated. In all, around 2,000 homes and 50 public buildings were dried out this way.

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CARITAS SWITZERLAND: REBUILDING HOUSES

Caritas Switzerland provided emergency assistance and is currently engaged in rebuilding houses for socially disadvantaged families and rehabilitating farmland to help small landholders earn a living.

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In Doboj, 200 flooded houses have been refurbished; they were repaired and furnished with basic furniture and equipment.

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Photos by Patrick Rohr: http://patrickrohr.com/