THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
FLOODS IN THE BALKANS
THURSDAY, 22 MAY 2014
The Labor Opposition’s thoughts are with the many people affected by the devastating floods in the Balkans.
It is reported more than 50 people have died and around 500,000 people have been displaced.
The scale of the devastation is enormous. It is understood around 100,000 homes, 230 schools and 3,500 kilometres of road have been destroyed, and landmines remaining from the recent war have been disturbed.
I call on the Government to offer affected countries all assistance possible. The Labor Opposition stands ready to support.