RED CROSS mobilizes to help earthquake victims in Granada, Spain.
The Spanish Red Cross has been mobilised to help the residents of Granada that have been affected by a series of earthquakes recently. The teams from the Red Cross are able to provide a “quick and effective response” and have extensive knowledge and experience of handling disasters.
On Saturday the Spanish Red Cross was activated into the town of Maracena in Granada, this was in coordination with the town’s City Council. They were able to help with five families whose homes had been affected by the earthquakes. The families had been in need of temporary accommodation and 30 beds were able to be set up. They were also able to help beat the cold and delivered a total of 60 blankets.
The Granada psychosocial response team’s María del Sol Uceda has explained the type of emotional support the team is able to provide. She said “The key is to provide emotional support to people that allows them to have the necessary tools to normalize their emotions and successfully face the crisis situation they are experiencing, related to the continuous seismic movements.”
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