Emergency Relief for Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
On May 27th, a rain and hail storm hit mountains when the AMDA team was on the way to Doboj from Banja Luka. A road was cut by small streams made of the overflowing water from a mountain, therefore, the team had to return to Doboj on that day. The team was able to go back to Doboj on the next day, May 28th, as road condition was improved.
AMDA team visited five families for distribution of food and hygiene items as well as monitoring their health conditions.
At first, AMDA team visited two families to assess their living and health condition for the first time. According to the first visited family, their apartment sank close to the ceiling during the flood. All of their belongings had to be thrown away including college textbooks that a daughter was using. She said, "I am living with my relatives now, but I cannot study for now." Her mother also expressed her hardships. In the other family's case, one elderly lady accepted her friend to evacuate in her house. Her friend was deeply depressed due to losing her apartment and belongings because of the flood. Besides her health conditions led the feeling of depression.
By the visit of AMDA team, the other three families were previously discovered and identified that they needed support since they were not accessible to medical care and could not go to the places where relief goods were distributed. For example, a husband with prosthetic legs and his wife with three missing fingers on her left foot suffering from her sever backache could not go there. AMDA team handed over a bag filled with food items such as fresh fruits and vegetables for vitamins, rice, pasta, meat paste, canned fish, cookies, sugar, soup stock and others as well as a hygiene kit including kitchen detergent, sponge, tooth paste and soap. Then, an AMDA nurse took vital signs and blood glucose level under the supervision of an AMDA Bosnia doctor.
Some families said, "We really appreciate your interest in us." And others said, "I am happy to know that some people think about us."
AMDA Bosnia is planning to continue supporting the flood affected people.
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