The broken homes and hearts after
Oum Soufian had not managed to contact
her son who was living in England since the earthquake. With
the help of International Federation delegate Rana Sidani,
she managed to get a call through to give him news.
Those whose homes where
destroyed or rendered uninhabitable by the earthquake took
shelter in tented camps located across the affected area.
Construction of a water distribution
system, installed by the French Red Cross water and sanitation
emergency response unit, helped to provide clean water to
victims of the quake.
Busloads of children from the affected
areas are taken to what was once a small holiday camp located
near the sea. For the afternoon, Red Crescent volunteers,
along with those from Algeria's civil protection unit and
the ministry of solidarity, played games and entertained the
Psychological support is given by ARCS
volunteer Khalif Selma, who is herself a survivor of the quake.
In the health centre, she is a busy woman working non-stop.