Monday, May 19, 2014

The Floods in Bosnia

Some of you have already seen the news about the floods in Bosnia, and I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and well wishes. Here in the south, were I live, everything is fine, but the north of the country is suffering and people are losing everything as I type this down.

Earth erosion took down a lot of houses and remote villages are completely cut off. But it has also spread to major cities located along the main rivers in northern Bosnia. The floods have now spread to Croatia, as well as Serbia, where the biggest hits are yet to come.

All of the images in this post are not by me, and have been collected from various news sources.


There are also sanitary problems that have sprung, because the main water supplies for all of the places that are hit by this have been contaminated. 


Earth erosion is still active, and the uneven terrain is taking down houses. People are loosing everything they have within minutes. There have also been many dead people, found, either in the remains of destructed houses as well as in the floods.


It's hard to go on and write happy posts here, when there is so much pain around me right now, but since this blog is also a vehicle for communication with the outside world, I wanted to put it to good use.

The Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina is right there where help is needed, and people around here (myself included) have been donating food and clothes. Money can also be donated directly to the Red Cross, and all the funds go directly into helping the people there. Right now, they need sanitary supplies, work related equipment and 


Please keep the people affected by this, in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.

35 comments:

  1. I am thinking of them. What a terrible mess.

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    1. It really is. Thanks for stopping by Adrian.

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  2. My heart hurts for all those in the path of destruction. I've been watching the news with sadness.
    I'm glad you and yours are safe. Thanks for letting us know.

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    1. Thank you Laura for your continued support.

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  3. I am sorry for them! We had floods in Romania many times. I know what this means for the people who live there.
    Have a good day!

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    1. You too Ileana. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. So much tragedy indeed and so much suffering!! My heart goes out to the people of Bosnia! I am glad that you and your family are safe! I'll be holding good thoughts for your country and its people! Thank you for keeping us informed, Mersad!! Take care!!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia for your good thoughts and visiting!

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  5. I'm so sorry. I've been busy and didn't even know! I'm glad you are okay but will pass this information on.

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  6. Our heart goes out to those who have suffered in the landslides and floods. Nature can be so cruel. Thank you for informing us of this tragedy.

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  7. Ganz schlimm. :-( Habe schon auch im Fernseher gesehen und dachte sofort an dich, da ich dort sonst keinen anderen kenne. Liebe Grüße

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    1. Zum Glück hat es uns hier im Süden nicht getroffen.

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  8. So sorry to hear about the horrible floods in your country. I even heard about it on the radio this morning here in the US. Hope the people affected can get the help they need.

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  9. It's difficult to imagine until you actually see it.

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  10. It is a terrible situation for too many people. Nature can be beautiful and also brutal. Thank goodness that your area is safe.

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    1. That's true Kate. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I've been following the flooding in your country on the news here in Canada... Glad to hear that you are well and not in harms way!

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    1. Thank you Paul for your concerns and following the news.

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  12. I can't even imagine such devastation! I always donate to the Red Cross when I can.

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    1. Good for you. These times really show you how important it is to donate and share.

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  13. We watch these scenes on television and pray. Our floods have subsided but there is still grief in certain areas. Can you imagine losing everything in such conditions?

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    1. I really cant. It's unimaginable to me. Yet it happens, and when you see the footage on the internet it seems like it's out of a movie.

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  14. Mersad, that is so sad. Natural disasters are scary. I am so glad you are well and safe. Thank you for the Red Cross link. Christa

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    1. Thank you for visiting Christa. Means a lot.

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  15. so sad...in my thoughts and prayers...

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  16. I was traveling for the past several days, without reading newspapers or watching television, so I was not aware of the flooding. So sorry. I hope Bosnia gets the world's attention and help to deal with the devastation.

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  17. News of the floods are BIG news here in Canada, Mersad. The worst in more than a century - how tragic!

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    1. Thank you for your visit!

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  18. Sorry to hear about the loss of life! God bless the people who are struggling, and thank goodness for all those who are helping.

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  19. Incroyables photos, et triste tragédie!

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  20. I am so sorry this has happened in your lovely country and to so many people! Every new disaster in this world brings such heartache, and I will be praying for all.

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