Caritas Croatia has launched a campaign of quick assistance for the victims of a recent earthquake in Albania and sent a quick financial assistance amounting to 10.000 euros to the Caritas Albania, Caritas Croatia reported on Wednesday.
"We sympathise with the people in Albania whose lives have dramatically changed in a brief moment, who lost their loved ones or whose fate is still unknowns. With this modest but concrete help and with prayers we want to show unity in this difficult situation for them," said Fabijan Svalina, the head of Caritas Croatia.
He called on Croatian citizens and companies to join the campaign and express solidarity with the victims.
The earthquake death toll rose to 27 with hundreds of Albanian citizen seeking medical assistance after the quake struck the country's capital Tirana and its surrounding area in the early morning hours of Tuesday.
The epicentre was about 30 kilometres west of Tirana and was felt throughout the Balkans, and in southern Italy, and in Dubrovnik.