Home. Over the last eighteen months many of us have rediscovered the importance of it – how having a safe place to live affects our mental and physical wellbeing. For people around the world, including in the UK, a safe home is a luxury they cannot afford. And the consequences of this can be deadly.
When Hurricane Iota struck Colombia, one of the hardest hit places was Cartagena – home to thousands of Venezuelan refugees. They’re stuck in settlements where the soil is sandy and unstable and their houses are generally made of wood and plastic.
When the rains and winds hit, their homes didn’t stand a chance.