Tirana, 29 November 2019 - CRCA/ECPAT Albania, in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Albania on 26 November 2019 that claimed the lives of 18 children and young people, among 49 victims and 900 injured, is launching its coordinated psychosocial services for children at the start of next week.
The services will be available to the children and families who are suffering from the effects of the devastating earthquake that hit Albania, and who are homeless. According to several sources, some 5,200 were left homeless in Albania after the earthquake.
CRCA / ECPAT Albania has been visiting all the earthquake-affected areas during the last two days. Our teams have identified issues of concern affecting children, women and older people after the earthquake.
At the conclusion of these assessments, CRCA / ECPAT Albania in coordination with ALO 116, Child and Youth Advocacy Centre and the National Youth Network of Albania (ANYN) starting from next week will launch Coordinated Psychosocial-Educational Services across all Tirana region, while regions of Durres and Lezha are covered by services from partner agencies and organizations.
Thanks to excellent cooperation with our partners of the Ministry of Defense and the Tirana Prefecture, we have been able to identify the camps, areas and neighborhoods where we will intervene to support families and children. Meanwhile, today a team of experts of CRCA and ALO 116 is visiting 6 camps in Tirana Region to determine our interventions starting next week.
Meanwhile, at the start of this week, CRCA/ECPAT Albania issued a call for support to fund such needed services. Several agencies have responded to our call, but the needs are higher than the expectations. If you would like to contribute to our psycho-social services, get in touch with us.
For more information, contact:
Director of CRCA / ECPAT Albania