The Flood

Maybe you saw it on the news, maybe you didn’t. I know that many people don’t even know where Serbia is, and that’s ok. It’s a small country in the Balkan, (and not in Africa as BBC reported at first!!!).

We had a LOT of rain for almost a week, and now the whole country is flooded. So much devastation. People lost lives, people lost their homes. Some of us were lucky to avoid the worst. Although it is not over yet, we are still waiting to see if the rivers are going to rise more or not.

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Words (or photos) can not describe how hard the situation is.

People are trying to help those in need and I am so proud when I see how fast we managed to collect food, clothes, blankets, water and many many other things that are desperately needed (baby food, diapers, soap…). I am proud of all those men who immediately stepped in to defend cities and villages from the water. I am proud of young people who are volunteering at the collective centers, delivering food and water and working so hard, always with the smile on their faces.

We still need help! If you can donate, here is a link for that:

http://www.mfin.gov.rs/newsitem.php?h=1&id=10281&change_lang=en

Thank you!!!

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16 thoughts on “The Flood

  1. I live in a flood-prone area, but still only have a little taste of what I see in those pictures. And even when the water does go down, it’s not like everything just magically becomes normal again. My most sincere thoughts are with you and your country. (Hug)

  2. Is it terrible this revenge of nature. I found out from TV, as it organizes gathering aid to Serbia by some civil organizations in Romania. Always Romania is with you… Now, we expect to reach Danube flood in Romania.

  3. Really tough time for everyone out there. I made the little contribution I can, but I know thats not enough. I wish I could be there in person and see some of the disaster relief operations myself.
    Is everyone in your family alright?

  4. Tatsat thank you so much! You are so kind to help, and believe me, everything counts, even the smallest help is a big thing and always welcome. I am grateful for everybody’s help, weather it is money or food or kind words, it means a lot!
    My family is ok, we are lucky. But oh so many people are not. šŸ˜¦

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