ASB-Chairman Knut Fleckenstein, MEP, is getting deep impressions of the refugee crisis in Serbia.
Reconstruction of houses completed
Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund in Bosnia and Herzegovina has reconstructed homes in Orasje, Domaljevac and Samac municipalities affected by May 2014 floods and is working on many more projects in the region.
By the end of October 2015, ASB in Bosnia and Herzegovina has reconstructed 15 homes in Orasje, Domaljevac and Samac municipalities affected by May 2014 floods with its own funds in the amount € 140,000.
Rehabilitation and reconstruction
In cooperation and close coordination with EU/UNDP Flood Recovery Program and respective municipal authorities, ASB has focused on housing units that were not rehabilitated under the EU/UNDP Program due to higher level of damage. Moreover, ASB is currently reconstructing additional 6 flood-affected homes in the same project area with its own funds in the amount of € 58,000.
It is also important to mention, that ASB has been awarded by EU/UNDP and recently implemented three consecutive Contracts for Professional Services for selection and verification of 965 flood-affected families and provision of 965 technical specifications for respective housing units hit by May 2014 floods in the Posavina region, in the total amount of € 340,000.
Flood relief in 2014
When added to saving lives in Samac municipality by providing ASB Water Treatment Plant in the immediate aftermath of the May 2014 floods, immediate provision of food and hygiene items for flood victims and building operational capacities of Civil Protection Units in ten Posavina and Central Bosnia municipalities jointly with German Government, the overall ASB flood-related operations has positioned ASB in BiH as one of the most reliable and fast-responding emergency and post-disaster recovery agencies in the Country.
In the years to come, ASB BiH will continue to efficiently respond to eventual natural disasters and refugee crisis and deliver professionals services in fields related to the vast ASB's expertise and experience.