Torrential rainfalls began in Serbia on 13 May 2014, with precipitation equalling to two months` average rainfall just in two days’ time The floods and landslides caused 51 fatalities, destroyed over 420 housing units, and partially damaged another 19,000 homes. The total damage, including economic losses, is estimated at EUR 1.7 billion.
After the first phase of assistance, the Red Cross of Serbia shifted its activities from relief to recovery of the damaged households. To date, 12,558 beneficiaries have received the planned cash grant of CHF 255 per household, which means that the relief element of the operation has achieved its objectives.
Out of the total of 12,588 persons, the support for 6,900 beneficiaries is funded through this Emergency Appeal. The rest is provided by the Austrian Red Cross` Great Morava River Early Recovery and Resilience Project (4,235 persons) and other donors. Additionally the National Society has distributed 10,700 wall repair sets, out of which 4,100 were funded through this Emergency Appeal. A detailed breakdown will be provided in the final report.