Deadly earthquake strikes Albania – A time to show solidarity and give support By Fatima Gorezi  The powerful earthquake that struck Albania on the 26th of November has killed 10 families in Durres and Thumana. The latest victim, a 20-year-old girl from Tirana, who was in critical condition at the Trauma Hospital in Tirana for several days, tragically increased the amount of victims of the earthquake, bringing it to 51 people who have now lost their lives. Jessica Biciku passed away after having been in a coma for three days.  When visiting the sites where the earthquake hit the hardest, the feeling of despair is the most present one. The damage to the destroyed buildings and businesses is enormous. The psychological injuries of those who experienced the earthquake are even greater. Today the city of Durres, a few days ago a tourism center in Albania, resembles a city that has no spirit. People are frightened, traumatized, and with eyes silently seeking God’s help. Their voices are dim and many don’t have the strength to speak. The disaster brought the city of Durres and the village of Thunama on theirs knees. Some people are still sleeping in cars at night in the affected areas, in fear of new earthquakes. In some villages people who have animals to tend to, are sleeping under plastic shelters in their garden. No tents are in stock in Albania to buy at the present. The Albanian Ministry of Defense has released new data on the victims of the catastrophic earthquake that hit Albania in the early hours of November 26. According to the Ministry of Defense, 47 peop [...]

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