January 28 2004

Further aid initiatives for earthquake victims in Algeria

28/01/2004 - The most serious earthquake in more than twenty years hit Algeria on 21 May 2003, affecting especially the heavily populated northern coastal region, claiming more than 2,000 lives and bringing untold material damage. Eight months after the disaster, thousands of families whose houses were destroyed are still sticking it out in tents, receiving only the basic emergency supplies.