Immediate Response to the 2014 floods in Croatia

Project description


The project “Immediate response to the 2014 floods in Croatia” aims at assisting national and local authorities in developing needs assessment for the mine suspected area that was heavily flooded in May 2014.  In this way, preconditions for the safe return of the affected population of the Vukovar-Srijem County will be assured. In the early recovery phase, mine suspected area will be secured by mine warning signs, and the awareness raising activities with information on UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) directed towards aid workers and affected population will be conducted.


The project has several objectives:

  • Providing support to national authorities and enhancing multi-sectoral cooperation between key partners (National and Rescue Directorate, Mountain Rescue Service, Croatian Red Cross etc.) on aid coordination with focus on early recovery needs
  • Developing specific needs assessment and restoring or improving pre-disaster conditions regarding mine situation in flooded areas
  • Setting up newly formed minefield perimeter borders and replenishing the washed away mine warning signs
  • Ensuring safe working conditions for aid workers and volunteers engaged in debris clearance through dissemination of information on UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) risks, as well as implementing specific, short-term and locally targeted awareness raising activities
  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on dealing with specific issue of flooded mine affected areas
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise in future early recovery efforts 


Year 2014-2015
Donor UNDP
Amount USD 100.000
Project status
Project duration
May 2014 - May 2015
Geographic coverage
Croatia (Vukovar-Srijem County)
Focus area
Justice and Human Security
Project officer
Krunoslav Katić (
Government Office for Mine Action, Croatian Mine Action Center (CROMAC), National Protection and Rescue Directorate, Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatian Institute for Public Health, Croatian Red Cross, Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, local authorities