The earth in the Banija region southeast of Zagreb is not calming down: Croatia’s poorest region not far from the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina with the towns of Petrinja, Sisak and Glina was hit again by strong tremors. Red Cross, the International Medical Corps (IMC) and Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V. (LOG) from Frankfurt / Main are on site and also provided active support on several levels at the end of February. With clothing, blankets and food, with medical help and looking after the elementary school in Glina, which was poorly rebuilt and in which LOG ad hoc set up a computer school with 20 computers. Covid-19 protective masks were also part of the supply for the people in this part of Croatia. The inhabitants of this region suffered the Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995), their homeland was one of the most violent fighting areas in the Balkans. In the region around the town of Petrinja (once 25,000 inhabitants), where the earthquake with the most serious consequences occurred at the turn of the year with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale, the government has built emergency shelters. Petrinja is currently cleared and deserted.
The reconstruction must now be decided.