Embassy provides emergency assistance in response to floods
The recent flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in both entities and Brcko District, has inflicted extensive damage to infrastructure, interrupted water and electricity supply, caused landslides, and necessitated the evacuation of over 13,000 people.
Based on an official request submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Charles English requested emergency funds to assist with relief efforts.
The Embassy is pleased to announce that the U.S. Government -- through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) of the United States Armed Forces -- is providing a total of $60,000 in emergency humanitarian assistance to help with recovery in the aftermath of the flooding. USAID disaster assistance funds in the amount of $50,000 will be used to purchase commodities for distribution by the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina. EUCOM's emergency humanitarian funds of $10,000 will be used to purchase and distribute flood relief equipment to BiH authorities.
Find more articles tagged with:
- U.S. Agency for International Development
- humanitarian assistance
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Red Cross
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd and 148th Civil Engineering Squadrons and 219th RED HORSE Squadron, along with members of the Croatian army, performed a renovation project along with unloading a much-needed donation of school supplies at an elementary school in Ogulin, Croatia.
Air National Guard Airmen from the Minnesota 133rd and 148th Civil Engineering Squadrons and Montana 219th Red Horse Squadron partnered with the Croatian Army June 20 through July 4, to renovate bathrooms at an elementary school in Ogulin, Croatia.
For three weeks, Moldovan engineers and soldiers of North Carolina National Guard’s 430th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company trained side by side and shared the latest tactics, techniques and procedures in eliminating landmine hazards in order to return the land to productive economic use and development.
Recent media speculation has questioned the cancellation of humanitarian assistance projects in Crimea. The school and hospital renovation projects in question were part of EUCOM’s HA program and would have been solely for the benefit of the local school children and community. Rumors that these projects were an attempt to establish a U.S. military base in the region are patently false.
The United States, through Foreign Military Sales, donated new tactical communications equipment worth more than $4 million to the Armed forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The donated equipment enables the Armed Forces to directly and indirectly meet several NATO Partnership Goals.
This story announces the completion of a Humanitarian Assistance renovation project at a local school in the village of Starychi in the region of Lviv.
On July 17, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) celebrated the completion of a Humanitarian Assistance renovation project at a local school in the village of Starychi, Lviv region.
The focus of this year’s exercise will be conducting humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, crisis response, and consequence management operations in response to a natural disaster. More than 300 participants are expected to take part in medical classes, certification courses, a mass casualty response exercise, and an earthquake simulation.
BiH Minister of Defence Zekerijah Osmić paid a visit to Pentagon where he met with US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, Fena reported. Osmić noted that a way out of the current impasse in the NATO integration process, meeting the MAP condition, ensuring the continuation of reforms, strengthening of AFBiH demining and civil support operation capabilities, and further participation in international peace support operations, particularly the ISAF mission, are immediate BiH MoD and AFBiH priorities.
“This week, the Maryland National Guard and the Bosnian Armed Forces celebrate the 10th anniversary of their State Partnership, a key part of our military to military relationship,”