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Latvian rescuers to assist in rescue efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian rescuers will travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina to assist in rescue efforts after the recent flood there, as reported by Latvian Foreign Ministry.

In accordance with the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, two vehicles of the State Fire and Rescue Service and an additional unit of five people will depart this Tuesday, May 20th.

This unit will act as part of the joint Baltic unit – BalticFloodCombat.

Assistance will be provided in accordance with the Civil Protection Law with reference to the plea for help from Bosnia and Herzegovina to deal with the damage caused by the recent flood. This plea for help was submitted to the Emergency Response Coordination Centre. Allocating emergency assistance in this situation will cost the state EUR 50,661. This money will be taken from the state budget for emergencies.

The western Balkans are currently busy dealing with floods that have killed at least 50 people. The number of people that were evacuated from the flooded areas is close to 60,000. The situation is the toughest on the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the regions near Sava River.

The ministry reports that requests to provide assistance have been coming from Serbia and Croatia as well. The possibility of providing assistance to these countries will be discussed as well.

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  1. Prackman says:

    hmm, the balticflood rescue team, that consist of three baltic states rescue teams and fund by EU was developed by estonians and now Latvia is showing, like they are going to rescue Bosnia and Herzegovina. little bit funny :) Like the christmas tree :D

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