Publication date
Refine results

MHPSS Interventions in Remote Areas Affected by Earthquakes during COVID-19

Marija Juzbašić, Coordinator for Psychosocial in Emergencies, talks about the MHPSS interventions in remote areas of Croatia affected by recent earthquakes during COVID-19.

On December 29, 2020, a magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck near Petrinja, Croatia, which is about 30 miles southeast of Zagreb. Marija Juzbašić leads the Croatian Red Cross MHPSS response teams that support the communities impacted by the earthquake and its ongoing aftershocks.

In this interview, Marija describes challenges that she and her team have had to adapt to in responding to both COVID-19 and the recent earthquake. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they are providing individual rather than group psychosocial support. They also established mobile PSS teams in order to support villages in mountainous, remote areas.

Subscribe for our Newsletter

Stay connected with psychosocial support and the latest news and events