The international community has pledged more than a billion euros (US$ 1.25 billion) to help Albania recover from the devastating November 2019 earthquake in a conference organized by the European Union.
A mother of three was found under the rubble hugging her three children. A 24-year-old student’s dream of becoming a dermatologist was cut short.
The 6,4 magnitude earthquake that hit Albania killed 51 and left behind destroyed homes, businesses and thousands of people homeless.
On the dawn of 26 November, Albania was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered west of the Capitol Tirana trapping dozens of sleeping children, women and men in toppled apartment buildings, hotels and houses

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2,870,324

Population

14.3%

Poverty rate

22.6%

Youth Unemployment rate

0.785

Human Dev. Index

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