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UNICEF response to floods in Serbia


Evacuation of children and families from flooded areas
[©UNICEF Serbia]

Serbia is facing the worst floods in more than a century.  An estimated 1.2 million people, including some 210,000 children, have been affected by the floods. UNICEF provides emergency supplies and psycho social support to affected children. The first stock of hygiene kits and blankets have been provided to cover the basic needs of 2.000 families with children currently in collective centres in Belgrade.


UNICEF staff unload basic supplies that will assist families from the flooded areas
[©UNICEF Serbia/Emil Vas]

At the onset of the emergency situation, UNICEF, in collaboration with its partners, mobilised a team of 120 volunteers in order to provide psycho-social support to evacuated children and families.  After a completed situation and needs assessment in 21 collective centres in Belgrade, designated teams now work on a daily basis with an estimated 700 children.  In each shelter a corner has been set-up where UNICEF has provided educational materials, toys and books.


UNICEF volunteers provide psycho-social support  to children in a collective center in Belgrade
[©UNICEF Serbia/Shubuckl]

 

 

 

 

 
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