THREE months have now passed since the tragic earthquake in Iran that claimed the lives of 43,000 people and orphaned more than 2,000 children in Bam.
The extent of the damage is still visible.
Families are struggling to live in what has become a tented city, getting by with the little they have recovered from the rubble of their homes, while still grieving the loss of loved ones.
But help is at hand - and much of it is thanks to the generosity of Huddersfield people.
Examiner readers responded with more than £6,000 in donations when the newspaper launched an appeal in conjunction with Unicef.
And now Unicef staff are working tirelessly to address the needs of the affected population and seeing where the Examiner readers' cash has gone.
One vital move has been to establish child care centres in the city, places that provide practical and emotional support for children.
One such centre, the Anjoman Doostdaran Kindergarten, is a place where around 50 children aged three to 10 gather to receive psychosocial counselling and support.
See-saws, slides, swings and outdoor games help them to put their experiences behind them and look to a brighter future.
Hanging on the walls outside another Unicef-supported child care centre, children's drawings depict their now tented homes or roofless houses.
Some drawings are stark and coloured in black, sad representations of the city they now live in.
The centre offers a space for children to express themselves through drawing, singing, drama and games.
Unicef currently supports sixteen child care centres, providing tents, basic furniture, colour pencils, puppets and games.
The colourful decoration and smiling faces inside the tents offer a hopeful contrast to the bleak world of rubble outside.
Louis Coles, Unicef spokesman, said: "As well as supplying resources for these centres, Unicef trains counsellors on how to work with traumatised children.
"A number of tents have been set up to hold psychosocial sessions for slightly older children. In these sessions, children receive group therapy and learn to express their fears through drawing and writing."
Ahmed Hussein, an 11-year-old boy, demonstrated a relaxation technique that has helped him to overcome his fear of going to places alone.
Ahmed explained that he used to be frightened when his mother asked him to fetch water on his own and he would always have to ask her to go with him.
Now, by using the breathing technique, he feels bold enough to fetch water by himself.
Mr Coles said: "These first few months following the earthquake are a key time to help children overcome their loss.
"Many young people are still experiencing nightmares, suffering headaches and anxiety attacks as a result of their fear.
"Care and counselling can help this to be overcome, especially now while communities are dealing with the trauma together."