BENEFITING: Save the Children
There has been a natural disaster that rendered two countries to declare a state of emergency. Over the course of three days, a major rainstorm expelled three months' worth of rain causing almost a third of the region to resemble a muddy lake and in some cases completely erasing villages and towns.
The flooding mostly hit Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia, countries that for last 10 years have been rebuilding from devastated civil wars in former Yugoslavia during ‘90s. The water level reached 7 meters (23 feet) in some cities, completely covering houses, killing people, pets and livestock. The number of dead, believed to be in hundreds, is still undetermined due to high water level. The rainfall has triggered mudslides, which are further destroying properties and endangering more lives. There are estimates that it could be two months before people can return to their homes without fear of infectious diseases. Some have estimated that over100,000 homes were destroyed and over a 1,000,000 people affected.
It is estimated that repairing the damage caused by this storm will be in the billions, billions that these countries do not have