The European Commission (EC) allocated 90,000 Euros in humanitarian aid to help people in Serbia whose properties were damaged by floods, the European Union Info Centre said on Wednesday.
The aid comes from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF), the International Federation of Red Crosses and Red Crescents.
It goes to Serbia’s Red Cross for drinking water, food, hygienic and households’ goods, psychological support and the renovation of houses.
Some amount will be given in cash.
The aid will reach 7,650 people in 13 municipalities in central and western Serbia, especially meant for the most threatened like older people, households kept by women and other vulnerable groups.
Massive floods in Serbia this month put at risk 11,650 people in 20 towns and municipalities in central and western Serbia.
“Several thousands of hectares of agricultural land were destroyed, and 20 municipalities declared the state of emergency. The floods damaged households and basic infrastructure, and many people have been evacuated,” the EU Centre’s statement said.
The statement added that the EU and the member states were the leading humanitarian aid benefactor in line with the European solidarity with people in need across the world.