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Safeguarding Systems: The Serbian Case

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Are discussions of resilience really relevant – or is this just a passing fad? The case of floods in Serbia, outlined below, illustrates just how important these discussions can be.

Between May 14 and 18, 2014, Southeastern Europe received heavy rains, causing torrential floods and landslides. Serbia was the hardest hit country. Although official flood damage reports have not yet been published, it is estimated that at least 51 people have died, 18,000 houses and 3,700 km of roads damaged, 2,260 public, industrial, and infrastruc