Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, got a brute awakening the morning of Sunday, the 22nd of March. The capital and its surroundings got shaken up by a series of devastating earthquakes, of which the strongest was 5.5 in magnitude - the biggest earthquake in 140 years.
The situation in Zagreb feels truly apocalyptic - the city is damaged by the earthquake, the COVID-19 outbreak, and to top it all off; cold weather with snow.
The consequences of this earthquake became immediately evident: people lost their homes, hospitals had to evacuate, babies were born on the streets and in the cars. All this in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zagreb’s people are confused, trying to adhere to the minimum of 1.5m advised distance, while also having to stay on the streets as their houses are being checked for safety.
Croatia’s economic situation is not in great shape - a big portion of people earn only a minimum wage (around €500) and are now desperate as their walls and roofs need crucial repair.
The funds raised need to be put toward the resolution of the damage caused by the earthquake. More specifically, aimed at the acute issues faced by hospitals and the people in need. Together with governmental institutions, we aim at identifying core issues and donating according to the highest priority.