A shipment of humanitarian aid from Slovakia, containing generators, lighting equipment and other rescue material arrived to the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica on Sunday, December 12 and was handed over by the head of the embassy in Montenegro, František Lipka, to the Montenegro Red Cross, the SITA newswire reported.
After a decision by the Operational Crisis Staff the aid will be distributed into regions hit by floods, the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs told SITA. Montenegro was hit by heavy and long rains which caused major flooding in the whole country, the worst in recent history.
Transport and supplies of drinking water and electricity was interrupted. Material damages are thought to be huge and thousands of people were evacuated or were left homeless.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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14. Dec 2010 at 10:00