Mopping Up


Volunteers clear mud from a primary school after flood waters receded in May 2014 in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The region’s worst flooding in a century affected more than one-quarter of the Eastern European country’s 3.8 million people, killing 25 and displacing almost 90,000. Families lost their livelihoods as the floodwater's ruined crops and drowned livestock.

Before the rains stopped, World Vision began distributing relief supplies for nearly 55,000 flood victims. Families received food, cleanup kits, hygiene kits, clean water, medical supplies, diapers, clothing and school materials. After the waters subsided, efforts turned to helping people rebuild their homes, recover livelihoods, and improve their health. 

Written by Chris Huber

Photo ©2014 Aida Sunje/World Vision

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