The large earthquake that hit Croatia on 22 March adds further strain to stretched emergency services already fighting the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world. FRA offers its solidarity to Croatia and particularly to Ombudswoman Lora Vidović whose offices were badly damaged in the earthquake.
“Following the earthquake in Zagreb, our thoughts go out to the people of Croatia,” said FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty “During this unprecedented public health crisis, these are indeed hard times for Croatia. Stay safe. Stay strong.”
Croatia currently holds the six-month rotating EU Presidency. With the earthquake and outbreak, we are all clearly in unchartered waters. FRA, together with the EU, stand ready to support Croatia in any way it can.