As a State of Emergency is declared in parts of Bosnia and Serbia, Islamic Relief has launched an urgent appeal to support its response to the worst floods since records began.

Flooding has seen communities cut off by overflowing rivers. At least three people are so far been reported to have drowned. Landslides have buried homes and destroyed vital infrastructure.

The latest reports indicate that more than 40 per cent of Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently flooded – the worst flooding since records began 120 years ago. It is not yet known how many homes have been lost or how many thousands of families are without electricity, water and food.

Around 600 orphaned children sponsored by Islamic Relief are known to be in areas affected by the unfolding crisis, with strong winds and rain making rescue efforts particularly challenging.

Flood waters have inundated suburbs around the country’s capital, with city centres including Sarajevo threatened by rising water levels.

Islamic Relief, which has been working in Bosnia and Herzegovina for over 20 years, is mobilising an emergency response. We plan to provide basic items such as water, food, clothing and power generators to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable families.

The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina urgently need your support. Please help us to provide the most vulnerable families with vital aid: donate to our Bosnia Emergency Appeal today.

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