The region has been hit by the worst flooding in a century. The European Union is providing coordinated assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism which has been activated upon the request of Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
A total of 22 EU Member States have offered assistance such as motor boats, helicopters, pumps, humanitarian kits and deployed nearly 500 relief workers to the two countries. Two EU Civil Protection teams have been sent to Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina to help with the coordination of relief efforts and assist rescue operations.
In this report is described the situation, the needs and the response of EU.