During the night of May 17th a powerful flood destroyed a huge number of homes in the Balkans, with whole cities and villages vanishing under the force of this unstoppable river. Croatia and its east Regions Slavonia and Baranja, are facing natural disaster in unseen proportions. Villages, cities and provinces are devastated, roads are closed and communication lines are broken.
In just a few hours, people lost their homes and everything they had built during a lifetime. More than 15 000 people in Croatia have been evacuated from the flooded areas.
This disaster hit not just Croatia. In Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia 50 000 people have been evacuated, and more than 50 people are presumed dead and/or missing. All these countries are now joining together to help those in need.
With the resolution that characterizes the Croatian spirit, our people encourages the whole country to act immediately, to collect food, water, clothes, and toiletries. Croatian homes are open to those who lost theirs. Schools are converted into shelters providing people with a warm bed and a safe refuge.
Transcom Croatia, with approximately 1,000 employees in our sites in Osijek and Pula, has also commenced a donation drive to actively collect food items and clothes to send to the victims of the flooding.
I’m asking your generous hearts to help our colleagues in Croatia, to help their countrymen affected by this natural disaster.
Red Cross Croatia will use funds collected through your generous donation to help those in dire need.
Alternatively, contact your local Red Cross organization for details on how to donate funds for the efforts in Croatia.
As a global organization, let’s join this laudable action to help those in need. Let’s help to rebuild roads and homes, let’s show that Transcom Cares and that community engagement is part of our DNA!
Thank you on behalf of the Croatia employees of Transcom.
This video, made by the photographer and cinematographer Robert Balasko, shows the extent of the flooding disaster: