Bosnia and Herzegovina

This report is the result of a compendium undertaken as part of the ‘Building Resilience to Disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey’ project, initiated by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the World Meteorological Organization

Flooding continues to be a major threat to development in many countries worldwide.
The worst flooding since records began 120 years ago hit Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina over the weekend, when three months' worth of rain fell on the region, bursting river banks and revealing areas at risk that need to be addressed.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo Centar
Panelists in the open debate
On the opening day of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mayors and local government representatives took part in an open debate on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction Measures at the local level in South Eastern Europe”. Floods, droughts and forest fires – all of which are cross-border hazards – are the main risks in South Eastern Europe, and projections indicate that climate change and variations could lead to more frequent and severe disasters related to weather, water and climate in the region.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe
Geneva
A Bosnian man walks through flooded water near Sarajevo. Heavy rain and melting snow from mountains caused flooding of the river Bosnia in a suburban part of Sarajevo leaving more than 30 houses flooded in January 2010.
UNISDR Chief Margareta Wahlström today participated in the launch of a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina where over 400,000 people have been affected by floods and drought since the beginning of the century, taking a major toll on the country's economic development.
Participants kick-off the project 'Building Resilience to Disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey".
The United Nations, European Commission and national authorities have launched a new project in the Western Balkans and Turkey that will reduce disaster risks and increase resilience to climate change.
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World Meteorological Organization
European Commission
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe
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World Meteorological Organization
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe
Zagreb

This publication focuses on the importance of education in disaster prevention and makes recommendations on how to support and build on local and national initiatives to reduce the risk of disasters through education. It provides a brief overview of major