Nearly two weeks after the floods in the town of Verviers, there are still hundreds of homes which remain uninhabitable.
Some have running water but most are without electricity and gas. While 41 people lost their lives in the floods in Belgium, Verviers was one of the worst-hit towns, videos of cars flowing down the street were shared worldwide. Those same cars are now being removed from the River Vesdre. A car park in the centre of Verviers has become a makeshift landfill site for the enormous piles of possessions destroyed by the floodwater. Here, charity support is filling in where the local government appears to be struggling. Ramazan Celyan is a representative of the humanitarian charity HASENE. Small businesses are salvaging whatever they can the owners of one affected corner shop say they don’t know what else to do.