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Lucy also visited a makeshift camp where 3,600 earthquake survivors, mostly women and children, are living in tents. Winter poses a major problem for the inhabitants. The temperature drops below freezing at night and frantic mothers desperately search for warm clothing for their families to protect them from the dangerous cold. Lucy learns that there is no electricity or tap water, and that food is scarce.
In the camp, Lucy says she was especially moved when she met an elderly woman whose entire family had perished in the earthquake. "A lot of the people still had family or relatives and she didn't," Lucy says. "As somebody who is elderly, … she was afraid that she wasn't going to be taken care of."