When the 6.2 earthquake hit Croatia on 29 December 2020, lot of families lost their home. Since we are not able to help them all lets focus on one family, family Starcevic who lost everything!
you asked me to do something. You wanted me to help you help the people who lost their homes.
We went there, to Strašnik village – the epicenter of the earthquake. We found no more homes. There is hardly a house that was spared from being damaged.
About 8500 buildings have been labelled uninhabitable in and around Petrinja. This number keeps growing.
The Starcevic family lost their house for good too.
But this loss of home is made worse by the loss of hope. Becasue no one knows when they'll have a new roof over their head. 2 years maybe? This is what we are told in the news…
There is no shortage of volunteers and donations. But what can you really do with bricks, roof tiles and cement when your house flies the red label and you have no building experience?