Jewish humanitarian group sends 15 tons of aid to Balkans flood victims

( In response to last week’s massive floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), along with the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, has dispatched five aid convoys carrying 15 tons of aid for flood victims.

“We immediately responded to the news that flooding had left countless people without basic necessities and shelter, as we have done many times in the past when natural disasters have struck communities in Europe,” said Diego Ornique, JDC’s incoming Europe Regional Director.

“We’re especially proud that in this moment of tremendous need, we could partner with the Jewish communities of Romania, Serbia, and Bosnia to bring life-saving aid to those who need it most,” Ornique added.

The emergency aid includes food, personal hygiene products, water, milk, powdered milk, diapers, liquid soap, bedding, and replacement furniture for flood victims in the towns of Belgrade, Doboj, and Banja Luka.

JDC said it would distribute the items to the most needy victims, including Jewish families in Doboj and Banja Luka. 

Posted on May 30, 2014 .