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Emergency response after floods for schools in Central Bosnian Canton

School principal in Mehurici, Mr Sifet Mulalic explains the threat should the water reach the electrical installations in the basement

In order to respond to the emergency needs affecting children in Central Bosnian Canton after the floods in December 2009 and January 2010, UNICEF supplied water pumps for 4 schools (in Gornji Vakuf –Uskoplje, Nova Bila and Mehurici near Travnik, and Donji Vakuf), as well as a pump for central heating in Primary School “Mehurici” in Travnik Municipality. 

School principal in Nova Bila, Ms Zuljevic is satisfied with the donation

School directors expressed their gratitude for supply donation, which can be used in case of the next floods during the spring season.

“Without this pump, the central heating system in our school could not function. This would cause shortening or even cancelling the classes in case of extreme cold weather. In this school, the basement  is flooded every time when the snow melts or it's raining for several days. If the level of water goes over 1 meter, the electrical installation is flooded, which is the extremely dangerous threat.” – explains  Mr Sifet Mulalic, school principal from Mehurici school.

In the school "Nova Bila, only the pump for sucking out the water in case of flooding  was donated. The school principal  Ms. Nada Zuljevic explained that this was well needed. In the school the reconstruction was taking place during our visit, after the latest floods damaged the walls and floors in the ground floor.



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