Leading the floods recovery

 Factsheet - UNCT response to floods (PDF) June 2014Factsheet on UNCT response to floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, issued in June 2014

In May 2014 the heaviest rainfall in more than a century hit Bosnia and Herzegovina, causing intense floods that affected 1 million people and destroyed infrastructure, businesses, livelihoods, farms and crops. In response to heavy rains and flooding throughout the country, the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina was asked to assist with foreign assistance coordination, aiming to insure effective and quick resource mobilisation.


Since the beginning of the crisis, the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina has worked closely with governments at all levels and crisis centres throughout the country.  


Together with the European Union and the World Bank we provided technical support to authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina for development of Recovery Needs Assessment.


Today, the UN agencies are working in more than 60 affected municipalities helping to restore normal living conditions, support local economies and increase disaster resilience.


The UN agencies are leading floods recovery efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina through coordinating and implementation of the EU Floods Recovery Programme (EURO 43.5 million) and the UN Floods Recovery Programme "Danas za nas" (USD 22.6 million).


This page contains information about the deployment of assistance, news and updates on activities conducted in the field.



Response Phase

UN agencies provided in total 9.7 million USD for emergency humanitarian aid and for immediate recovery support


First UN plane with emergency equipment landed on 19th May followed by 5 more and truck convoys


UN network of field offices enabled provision of needed assistance to some 40 affected  municipalities


UN supported coordination of international humanitarian aid, provided technical expertise for response and assessments


Recovery Phase

United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina implements two floods recovery programmes:


EU Floods Recovery Programme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


The Programme aims to rehabilitate 4,000 dwellings for approximately 14,000 people, 100 local roads and bridges, 90 educational institutions (including pre-school facilities), 10 water and sanitation facilities, three municipality buildings, four Centres for social welfare, and four healthcare facilities and sustain and help create some 2,500 income opportunities for vulnerable and excluded groups, affected farmers, agricultural households and those employed by affected SMEs.


Programme value is EUR 43.5 million.


UN Floods Recovery Programme "Danas za nas" (Today, For Us), worth USD 22.6 milllion.