You don’t know how long it’s going to take. When will I get back home? Will I get home at all today?
Normal situations: shopping, exercising, going for a walk at the weekend. Then it starts to rain, fields begin to flood and Fabienne knows she might be called out again today. She’s on standby, talks to friends and acquaintances who are also involved, and waits for a call. Then she’s off. On assignment, everyone’s completely focused on the present moment and nobody sends as much as a text message to reassure those at home. And even when the THW volunteers are back in their beds, they have just one question: “Is there more I can do?”