Dead livestock pose health risk in Balkans following floods

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Aerial view of the flooded city of Obrenovac (Serbia), near Belgrade, which had to be completely evacuated. Photo credit: UNCT Serbia .

The UN has warned that livestock killed in the largest ever floods to hit the Balkans region in Europe could pose a serious health risk.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently assessing the situation in the worst affected areas of Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.

The devastating floods have led to the deaths of people and animals, and destroyed large tracts of agricultural land.

Gerold Boedeker is a field programme officer for FAO based in the region.

Daniel Dickinson asked about the damage caused by the floods.

Duration: 3'11"

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