It’s a story of hope, fear and hope and fear again as a new wave of seismic activity threatens to overwhelm the fragile, and increasingly fragile, lives of children.
“This is a very, very dangerous time,” said the Canadian Red Cross, in a statement Tuesday, warning that “an unexpected earthquake is in the works, and could cause severe damage to homes and buildings.”CBC News spoke to the children in the affected area.
They are all in desperate need of food, clothing, and a safe place to stay.
And the family who lives next door, whose kids are living in the same building, is also desperate.
They say they don’t want to live in the house anymore.
It’s not like they have any other options, they said.
They are being pushed to the brink, said the family’s neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous because he doesn’t want his daughter to be forced to move out.
“They’re afraid for their lives,” the neighbour said.
“I’m not going to sit here and be passive.
I want to know what’s going on.”
But they know it’s not as simple as asking for help, said their neighbour.
He said he’s told the family to stay put.
They need to stay close to each other and to their families, said one of their neighbours, who has known the family for years.
And if someone calls, she says they should just answer.
But in the end, it’s their children who are in the hardest hit by the earthquake, and they need the support of the community.
“We don’t have anything.
We have nothing.
We’re in a bad spot.
We need help.
We’ve been living on our own for three months now,” said one family member.
“They’re very young.
They need to be able to take care of themselves.”
But as CBC News reported, they’re still getting help from the Red Cross.
The Red Cross says it is providing temporary shelter and assistance with food, clothes, and transportation.
They’re also providing medical support, as well as providing food, blankets and other supplies.
The organization says they have sent food, hygiene kits, medical supplies, hygiene gloves and other items to families.
The Canadian Red Heart says they are also distributing food and supplies to those who need them.
There’s also a community fund to help those in need.
They will be distributing the funds over the next few days to people in need in the area.
They say it’s an ongoing effort.
The group is calling on people to donate money if they can, and also to help with the food.
They’re hoping the Red Heart can do a similar thing for families in the surrounding area.