After the flooding: Reconstruction of Serbian Households InitiatedIn May, large areas of Serbia were affected by exceptionally heavy rains, causing massive floods in rural and urban areas and landslides across the region. The Danish Refugee Council in cooperation with ENECA is now facilitating the reconstruction of households in the most damaged areas.
The damages to the infrastructure and community property caused by the flooding have been immense, and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes. In close cooperation with the Office for Reconstruction and Floods Relief and with the local Self-Governments and within the European Union program supporting recovery of floods affected areas, DRC is now concentrating all efforts on the proper implementation of the relief activities.
“The Danish Refugee Council has a longstanding presence in the region and vast experience in provision of emergency relief and in promoting durable solutions to the displaced and domicile vulnerable population. We therefore immediately responded to the situation in May and are now ready to start reconstructing households in the damaged areas,” says Marina Cremonese, DRC Country Representative in Serbia.
Within the European Union program supporting recovery of floods affected areas in Serbia that is funded by European Union from its IPA funds, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) will, together with co-applicant ENECA, facilitate the reconstruction of 170 individual housing objects, the installation of 14 prefabricated units, the provision of 184 basic household appliances and furniture sets for the most vulnerable households, as well as the reconsolidation of 54 business activities of small and micro enterprises.