2017 Harvest

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Help appeal!!

Floods in Balkans are getting worse.

After storms and rainfalls that gave us 6 months amounts of rain in just 4 days Big part of Southeast Europe flooded.
Serbia is having biggest floods in history. So far 20 000 people have been evacuated, hundreds are missing, 12 confirmed deaths. The number of deaths will most certainly be much bigger, government is not giving out the exact number until the water goes away.

The whole city of Obrenovac is under water. There are places where water reaches 5m (16ft).
Krupanj city was devastated by the river that flows through the middle of city. It's wave has destroyed it's riverbed and swallowed whole coast.

Sremska Mitrovica was saved by enormous efforts of citizens. The amount of water is visible by photos from 14 days and today.

Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the same. 10 000 people have been evacuated, 20 confirmed deaths only in city Doboj.
It is feared that there will be large amount of deaths in Doboj itself. The water wave came fast and carried 2 meters of water. Water is now withdrawing and discovering horrible scenes of cars with drowned families inside.
There has also been lots of landslides, 2 villages have been completely erased by the mud and soil. Water has moved mined territories, so now nobody knows where mines that were left from war are and cities are filled with snakes that have been escaping water waves so there is high amount of snake bites.

Situation in Croatia is also starting to get dramatic. Because of the floods in Bosnia and rain our biggest river Sava is at it's highest. Our river banks and dams are not high enough so last few days people are trying to make more dams using bags of sand.
Yesterday our dam broke and now we have 40m (131ft) big hole that is flooding villages in Slavonia.

Villages Rajevo selo, Bošnjaci, Račinovci, Gunja and Hrvatska Kostajnica are flooded. Rajevo selo was the first village water hit and now there is 3m of water inside the village. 3000 people were evacuated yesterday and today. One person died and 2 are still missing. Water was unexpected and since this part of Croatia is home to farmers and food producers there is lots of animals and pets still in the village. Big military trucks have been sent to Gunja to collect all animals that are still alive. But looking at the photos taken from the plane I fear they will find only dead animals.

The rest of Eastern Croatia is safe only for now. River banks are soaked with water and Sava is 1100m(3608ft) deep. It will take days for the water to pass and it's possible banks and dams will break.

Why am I saying all this?
Because we need help.
Our fellow citizens have organized and started helping and collecting money and supplies to help evacuated people but we can't do it alone.
We need humanitarian aid and supplies. 

If you can please donate money to the Red Cross accounts listed here. Red Cross will buy food and water for people from donated money. Also feel free to repost this to your blogs and spread the word.

I have heard there will be places for donating food and supplies in EU countries but I still haven't heard where so I will not post anything here yet.

Numbers for donations:
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Account holder: Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Account No:     140-101-12001533-88
Name of the bank:     SBERBANK BH d.d. Sarajevo
Adress of the bank:     Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1/A,
                                    71000 Sarajevo,
                                    Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bank code:     BA391401011200153388

Current account for help (City of Belgrade):
Special purpose account: 01-504103-100000300-000000-0000 – Grad Beograd – Sekretarijat za finansije. IBAN: RS35908504103000030058.
Payment Instructions are on the website of the City of Belgrade, at: www.beograd.rs.

RED CROSS SERBIA – All instructions can be found at this link.

The Ministry of the Interior Affairs has also established a call center through which all interested people willing to help, are able to obtain information in order to realize their contributions. The call center will be open 24 hours a week and will coordinate all actions with other governmental agencies.

The telephone numbers of the call center: + 381 11 312 0741 ,+ 381 11 312 0739, + 381 11 312 9939,+ 381 11 312 0742, + 381 11 312 0646, + 381 11 3148 474, + 381 11 3148 547, + 381 11 3613 321, + 381 11 3148 509, + 381 11 3148 517.
You can also get information emailing to: pomoc.vanrednasituacija@mup.gov.rs.

You can also donate to Novak Djokovic foundation via Paypal.

Croatian Red Cross:

- making a cash transfer to the bank account IBAN: HR6923400091511555516 ref. nr. 08* (multi-currency account SWIFT: PBZGHR2X)
Account holder: Hrvatski Crveni križ, Ulica Crvenog križa 14, 10 000 Zagreb

For all those who are trying to reach their family members in the flooded areas and need assistance with this, the Tracing Service of the Croatian Red Cross can be reached at +385 1 4655 814 or +385 1 4655 813.

More information can be found on twitter under hashtags:  #poplave #Serbiafloods #Croatiafloods #Bosniaflood and

Thank you!


  1. Dreadful - this featured on our news tonight.

    1. Yes it is, and it seems that our dam is slowly breaking in at least 2 more places. It seems like this is just a beginning.

  2. Some parts of Poland are flooded too :( It's so horrible.

    1. IU've seen it today. Guess this spring is trying to drown us all.

  3. Oh leanan this is truly awful hope it isn't affecting you personally - it is in situations like this that you feel completely helpless..

    1. I'm fine, I live on a mountain and there is no water here. We had some storms but we're fine- no landslides.
      But I can say we all feel affected.

  4. Hello, just wanted to let everyone know that you can support the victims of the flooding by playing the lotto. Here at Multilotto, we are giving €1 for every line played. Learn more here: http://www.multilotto.com/en/lotterynews/408-support-serbia-and-bosnia

    Whether you play the lotto or do something else entirely, please do what you can to support the victims of flooding in these difficult times. Thank you!


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