Disaster coordination team headed to Serbia, says UN humanitarian chief

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

A United Nations disaster coordination team is on its way to Serbia with life-saving supplies, according to the UN humanitarian chief.

Devastating floods in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia have so far claimed 35 lives and affected hundreds of thousands of people.

Valerie Amos said on Monday that emergency responders fear that more rain could lead to further rises in water levels, additional storm surges and landslides.

The governments in the three countries are leading the response to the flood.

A UN Disaster Coordination and Assessment team has been dispatched to Serbia.

Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme sent a second batch of emergency relief items to Serbia, including water tanks, generators and inflatable boats.

Sophie Outhwaite, United Nations.

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