SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – They survived the Balkan war and the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and started a new life in a house in a calm Sarajevo neighborhood. Then another disaster struck.
Since 2000, the Bosnian family's home in the suburb of Ilidza has been flooded 25 times.
Almir Secerbegovic, 39, said Tuesday the family is flooded twice a year.
Heavy rain that has descended on the Bosnian capital in the last couple of days has flooded some 140 houses in Ilidza, where many refugees have built new homes after the 1992-95 war.
Bosnians have still not recovered from the devastating floods in May, the worst in 120 years. Those floods hit 40 percent of Bosnia, displaced 90,000 people from their homes and left 43,000 homes in need of repair.