Goal

Collect humanitarian goods and acquire medical supplies for regions in Bosnia & Herzegovina affected by the worst flooding in 120 years.

Overview:

Because of the severity and the urgency of the situation in the flooded areas, this project was organized within two weeks and conducted directly afterwards. The concept was to stand in front of several supermarkets in Graz and Weiz and ask customers to buy humanitarian goods like water, can food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products to help the people in the most severely hit regions in B&H.

We conducted collections in front of 5 supermarkets during two days in Graz and in front of 1supermarket for one day in Weiz near Graz.

After the collection, the collected products were brought to an improvised storage space and ordered by categories. After two months of organizational work, the humanitarian goods were finally brought to Bosnia by a specialized division of the Austrian Military.

The final step of this project was a trip of some members of Rotaract Club Graz to the affected region, where they participated in a distribution of humanitarian goods in cooperation with Austrian soldiers from the CIMIC (Civil-Military Co-operation) unit, stationed in Bratunac.