Serbian Swimming’s Draga Radosav Asks For Help Following Floods

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 28. SERBIAN Swimming Federation president Dragan Radosav has asked the world sports community for help following “devastating floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovnia,” according to Craig Lord of SwimVortex.

So far, the European Union has donated more than $80 million in aid, while the International Basketball Federation has also chipped in $135,000 so far. But, Radosav has written to the European Swimming League for more help.

“The worst flooding since records began 120 years ago – due to three months’ worth of rain falling on the region in three days – is forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes,” Radosav noted in his letter to LE according to SwimVortex. “In Serbia more than 25,000 people were being evacuated, there are serious human casualties yet to be specified as the water recedes. Emergency crews and soldiers were using boats and helicopters to rescue thousands trapped in their homes. Serbia has received immediate international help in rescue equipment and forces, but the consequences of this tragedy are yet to be faced and suffered for a long time.

“All and any help from our sports friends would be highly appreciated and sent to:

Flood relief at the relevant Government agency (Serbian)


At the Flood Relief Agency (Via PayPal in English)

Thank you in advance for any help.”

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