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Mutual Aid And Solidarity In The Aftermath Of Croatia’s Devastating Earthquake

"Strong communities make politicians obsolete."

In the last week of 2020, Croatia’s central region was struck by a series of earthquakes, the strongest hit with 6.4 of magnitude, doing unimaginable damage to one of Europe’s poorest regions. The earthquake was felt as far as Italy, Austria and Serbia. Towns Petrinja, Sisak and Glina are seriously damaged, whole neighborhoods and villages are destroyed, many are injured, and more than 200 families lost their homes. Unfortunately, seven people were killed. The mayor of Petrinja, where around 25000 people live, states that “half of the city no longer exists.

Written by Jere Kuzmanić
Photographed by Jakov Prkić

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