The European Union is the biggest donor for flood relief in the Republic of Serbia as it has thus far made available more than EUR150 million through its Solidarity Fund and pre-accession assistance instruments in the aftermath of May 2014 floods. EU assistance has so far reached more than 60 000 citizens in 32 towns and municipalities through projects of construction and reconstruction of houses, rehabilitation of public buildings, as well as support to farmers and small businesses.
A European Union Civil Protection Team has arrived in Belgrade to assist the Serbian authorities in their response to the wide scale flooding. The main task of the team is to support the coordination of the incoming assistance from the EU. They will be working closely with the Sector for Emergency Management in the Ministry of Interior, local rescue agencies, and the United Nations.