Banovina is still struggling with the aftermath of the December 29th earthquake. Infrastructure is being repaired and a safe roof is being provided over the heads of many residents.
The devastating consequences of the earthquake are still being determined and the damage is being added up - so far in Sisak-Moslavina County, damage has been reported to 35,000 residential buildings, and since 7,000 houses have been marked as temporarily or permanently unusable, many are still waiting for temporary accommodation. Containers and mobile homes are still the most sought after, and all donations are valuable.
Today, a portable house delighted a family from Petrinja, and the roof over their heads arrived from Slovenia. The house was handed over by the Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, who also visited the Petrinja barracks, accompanied by his Croatian colleague Gordan Grlić Radman.
“I must point out the generous help that has arrived from Slovenia, from numerous associations, municipalities, sports clubs, and entrepreneurs, as well as the Red Cross and Caritas. The list of donators is truly long, therefore I thank our Slovenian friends,” said Grlić Radman.
“I hope that this type of help will no longer be needed, not because Slovenia wouldn't want to help, but rather for these natural catastrophes to no longer happen. At the same time I hope that we won't need similar help from Croatia, but it is nice to know that in a neighboring country you have someone who will always jump in to help,” said Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar.
A third donation has already arrived from the German province of Baden-Württemberg to Lekenik, to the center from where containers are sent to the affected areas.
"18 containers have arrived, which will be distributed according to priorities," said the head of the Earthquake Recovery Headquarters Tomo Medved.
All help to the affected area is still welcome.