Cyclone Tamara smashed through the Balkans on May 13, destroying much in its path and unleashing three months of rainfall in a matter of days. But few saw fit to report on the devastation, despite the efforts of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic to draw attention to the disaster. Experts estimate that repairing the damage caused by the floods will be more costly than recovering from the civil wars that ripped the Balkans apart in the 1990s. Still, the West has reacted with a collective shrug, a reaction all too familiar to a region used to being ignored.
Source: New Yorker