“We are thrilled we can finally take a break and after almost two years, sleep in clean, warm and almost new house” says Dragoljub Popović from Obrenovac who is one of the first 189 beneficiaries in Obrenovac whose house was reconstructed under the EU for flood relief programme.
“My pension is 18.000 dinars and with that we can barely afford to pay the bills and buy food, let alone reconstruct our flooded home. Now everything is fixed, we have new bathroom, walls in whole house are painted, new floors and new windows and doors. We couldn’t be more grateful for this help” say Dragoljub.
With the funds provided by the EU, 837 families in Obrenovac will receive reconstruction of their most severely damaged homes. Moreover, 25 prefabricated houses will be constructed and equipped with household appliances and furniture sets. Significant funds have also been allocated for assistance to 358 small enterprises and agriculture households through provision of grants in order to help them revitalize their affected businesses.
The EU support in reconstruction of individual housing objects to Obrenovac is realised by Arbeiter Samriter Bund (ASB), Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe (HELP). Throughout the EU programme, 4.500.000 Euros have been allocated for assistance to flood affected citizens of Obrenovac.
ASB is a German aid and welfare organisation, engaged in areas such as civil protection, rescue services and social welfare services. As a non-political organisation, ASB has, since its foundation in 1888, provided rapid and direct help to all those in need of our support.
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