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Early morning of 22nd of March 2020, the capital of Croatia, Zagreb was hit by a series of disastrous earthquakes, among which the biggest one was 5.5 on the Richter scale and the strongest one in the last 140 years.

The whole city of Zagreb was paralyzed, and people were forced out of their homes to the open areas looking for safety during the cold and snowy weather.

The whole situation is worsened by the COVID-19 outbreak that already affected the lives of all citizens in Croatia. In the peak of the pandemic, outbreak people were forced to gather in public areas and watch how their homes crumble before their eyes.

With the trembling calming down and the dust still in the air people stood scared, confused, cold and devastated. Hospitals were evacuated, young mothers were out on the streets with their newborns looking for help.

The damages are being calculated and most of the resources are already being depleted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recent pandemic alone already made the future for most Croatians uncertain, this disaster for sure shook Croatian people in Zagreb to its core.

People and institutions are in urgent need of financial support!

With your contribution to this Relief Fund, the ICDO team would like to support:

  1. Individuals and Families that are identified to need biggest and immediate financial support.
  2. Hospitals in Zagreb that deal with COVID-19 and that are in need of additional equipment and supplies.
  3.  Other organizations in Croatia that are preparing shelters for the victims of COVID-19 and the devastating earthquake that woke up the whole of Croatia on the morning of March 22nd.

International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO) is an international NGO based in Vienna, Austria with a global reach that aims to promote, encourage and raise awareness about cultural differences, safeguarding diversity and closing the gaps between them. ICDO’s mission is to promote diversity, interculturality and raise awareness of different cultural expressions and their values in order to encourage the development of cultural interaction.

ICDO will not take any compensation or fees from the donations.
All relief funds donated via GoFundMe will be donated directly to the individuals, families and Hospitals that are in need.

Please check here where the funds were donated.

Thank you for making a change!

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