Relief

flood-imageBosnia and Herzegovina Flood Relief

Pomoć Žtrvama Poplava u Bosni i Hercegovini

To help the victims of the Bosnian flood disaster you may donate by clicking above, or sending your payment to:
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Islamic Center NY, 37-46 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11101
Možete ucestvovati u pomoći žrtvama poplava u Bosni putem monetarnih donacija elektronskim putem ili poslati na adresu iznad

Flood Catastrophe in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In mid-May 2014, Bosnia has experienced massive floods unrecorded in its recent history. Within a span of three days, torrential rains swelled Bosnia’s abundant rivers, overflowing river banks and flooding immense areas of Bosnia’s lowlands, destroying settlements, crops, and farms. In Bosnian highlands, flash floods pulverized everything in their destructive path, crushing houses, bridges, and roads into a pulp of mud and stench. Subsequent landslides further obliterated the remaining infrastructure, wiping away entire settlements and shifting landmines remaining from the war in the minefields that took decades to identify and mark. IMG_0329The disaster has claimed dozens of lives, but many more are at stake. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes with nothing; they have been rendered homeless and are lacking bare necessities like accommodation, food, clothing, blankets, boots, and diapers for their children. Many people in affected rural areas are left without livelihood as their crops and cattle are all gone. Children are left without schools and infirm ones without hospitals, as over 200 of institutions of education and care were destroyed or severely damaged. To this day, some remote areas still remain unaccounted for and public health issues and concerns are mounting. Bosnians from around the world as well as their friends, have watched in horror as this catastrophe unfolded and have immediately rallied to support their families and friends in Bosnia. Bosnians from New York have mobilized their forces to raise funds and direct them to affected areas. Members and friends of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Islamic Center in Astoria have, so far, raised over $25,000 to help alleviate effects of this disaster. Please consider helping this effort.

On behalf of those who need this help, we thank you. All funds are being dispatched to Bosnia through (Islamic Community of North American Bosniaks (ICNAB) and assistance is provided to those in need regardless of their ethnic or religious background. Donations made through BHICNY and ICNAB are tax-deductible.

Water is receding, but the scars remain
We know that race to recovery is a marathon, not a sprint and that the relief effort will have to continue long after the rain has stopped and the rivers have subsided. In addition to collecting and remitting emergency funds, our next goal is to provide a sustained humanitarian relief in a timely manner in form of supplies. As we are turning to collecting in-kind assistance, Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
If you are planning to bring your relief package, please follow the instructions below:
  • Please use packages no larger than 18”x18”x18”
  • Include a list of contents on the box
  • Items least needed are clothes, please do not send any
  • Items most needed  are cleaning supplies, baby supplies (food, diapers, etc.), hygienic need
Suggested lists of items for humanitarian aid packages are:

SUGGESTED KIT 1:

  1. Cleaning supplies: windex, scrubbing bubbles, clorox or lysol sprays and wipes)
  2. Disinfection supplies
  3. Face masks
  4. Garbage bags
  5. Boots (rubber or other)
  6. Gloves (rubber or other)

SUGGESTED KIT 2:

  1. Canned goods
  2. Plastic cutlery, plates, cups
  3. Diapers and baby food
  4. Personal hygiene (shampoo, soaps, laundry and dish detergents, hand sanitizers, wipes etc.)
  5. Flashlights
  6. Blankets and linen

 

Packaged donated goods can be dropped off EVERYSaturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 8:30PM at:

 

BHICNY, 37-46 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Mehdija Ef. Demirović (646) 400-8978

With assistance from kind sponsors, BHICNY is arranging the transfer of relief aid from New York to Bosnia. If you are organizing a collection on behalf of a group or your community and would like to drop your shipment off directly at the designated warehouse, please contact us at relief@bhicny.org.
Thank You for Your support, Your prayers, and Your sympathy.
Relief Committee

Katastrofalne Poplave u Bosni i Hercegovini
Sredinom maja 2014. našu domovinu, Bosnu i Hercegovinu je zadesila nenadana nedaća izazvana teškim, nezapamćenim poplavama. U samo nekoliko dana, uslijed obilatih padavina, nabujale bosanske rijeke su se izlile iz svojih korita i naplavile velika ravničarska područja naše zemlje, uništavajući naselja, usjeve i imanja. U brdsko-planinskim krajevima, iznenadne bujice su odnijele sve što im se našlo na putu, pretapajući kuće, mostove i ceste u naslage blata. U mnogim krajevima, sve ono što je izdržalo poplave je bilo dokrajčeno klizištima koja su razvalila preostalu infrastrukturu, zbrisala čitava naselja sa lica zemlje i pokrenula minska polja za koja su trebale godine da bi ih se označilo i ogradilo.
Ova katastrofa je odnijela na desetine života i ugrozila na desetine hiljada. Hiljade ljudi su bili prisiljeni pobjeći iz svojih kuća bez igdje ičega, preko noći su postali beskućnici bez krova nad glavom, hrane, odjeće, posteljine, obuće, ili čak i pelena za svoju djecu. Mnogi ljudi u seoskim krajevima su ostali bez uslova za život, jer su im svi usjevi i stoka uništeni i propali. Djeca su ostala bez škola, a bolesni bez bolnica, jer je preko 200 školskih i zdravstvenih ustanova uništeno i stradalo u poplavama. Za neke udaljene zaseoke sudbina se još uvijek ne zna, a u međuvremenu raste strah od epidemija i zaraznih bolesti.
Bosanci i Hercegovci, Bošnjaci rasuti širom svijeta su sa velikom zebnjom dočekali vijesti iz Bosne i odmah su se podigli na noge, kako bi pomogli svojim bližnjima u Bosni i Hercegovini. Tako su i Bošnjaci iz New Yorka pohitali da što prije sakupe pomoć za Bosnu. Bosanci i Hercegovci okupljeni oko Bosansko-hercegovačkog islamskog centra iz Astorije su do sada sakupili preko $25.000 za pomoć ugroženima u Bosni. Ovaj iznos se može uvećati i vašom donacijom.
Hvala Vam u ime svih kojima je ova pomoć potrebna u ovim trenucima. Sva donirana sredstva se upućuju u Bosnu preko Islamske zajednice Bošnjaka Sjeverne Amerike (ICNAB), a pomoć će biti uručena onima kojima je potrebna, bez obzira na njihovu nacionalnu i vjersku pripadnost. Imajte na umu da se ove donacije mogu odbiti od poreza.
Voda se povlači, ali tragovi ostaju
Obnova i oporavak od poplava koji nam predstoji je dugotrajan proces, maraton, a ne utrka na kratke staze, tako će se i napori na prikupljanju pomoći morati nastaviti još dugo nakon što kiše prestanu, a rijeke se povuku u svoja korita. Itekako svjesni ove činjenice, mi smo se usmjerili ka našem slijedećem zadatku – skupljanju materijalne pomoći. Željeli bismo da i Vi, kao naši članovi i naši priatelji, učestvujete u ovom projektu.
Ukoliko želite donirati paket za ugrožene poplavama u Bosni i Hercegovini, molimo Vas da se pridrzavate slijedećih uputa:
  • Molimo vas da koristiti kutije ne veće od 18”x18”x18”
  • Spisak svih artikala mora biti naznačen na kutiji
  • Molimo vas da ne šaljete odjeću, ona je najmanje potrebna
  • Najpotrebniji artikli su sredstva za čišćenje, hrana za bebe, pelene, sredstva za ličnu higijenu itd.

 

 Predložene liste i sadržaj humanitarnih paketa su:

PAKET 1:

  1. Sredstva za čišćenje (windex, scrubbing bubbles, clorox ili lysol u sprejevima ili maramicama)
  2. Sredstva ya dezinfekciju vode
  3. Vreće za otpad
  4. Maske za lice
  5. Čizme (gumene i obične)
  6. Rukavice  (gumene i obične)

PAKET 2:

  1. Deke i posteljina
  2. Baterijske lampe
  3. Pelene i hrana za bebe
  4. Konzervirana hrana
  5. Plastični pribor za jelo i piće
  6. Sredstva za ličnu higijenu (šamponi, sapuni, deterdžent za veš i suđe, hand sanitizers itd.)

 

Paketi se primaju subotom i nedjeljom od 12:00 do 20:30 u prostorijama BHICNY na adresi:

BHICNY 37-46 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Mehdija Ef. Demirović (646) 400-8978

 

Uz pomoć dragih prijatelja i sponzora, BHICNY će organizovati prijevoz pomoći od New Yorka do Bosne. Ako organizujete sakupljanje pomoći grupno ili ispred svoje zajednice i želite veću pošiljku pomoći dostaviti direktno u skladište, molimo Vas da nas kontaktirate: relief@bhicny.org
Hvala Vam za Vašu pomoć, za Vaše molitve i za Vašu lijepu riječ!
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