Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund
On Friday, September 8, a powerful earthquake with the magnitude of 6.8 struck Morocco’s High Atlas mountain range shortly after 11 PM. The earthquake primarily affected the city of Marrakech and surrounding areas, a city of around 840,000 people and a popular tourist destination. The earthquake led to at least 2,021 people killed, 1,404 others injured in critical condition, and widespread structural damage. This seismic event marks one of the most significant earthquakes to have occurred in Morocco in recent history, being the deadliest earthquake to strike the country in decades with its impact being felt across the region.
In the wake of this devastating earthquake, international assistance will play a crucial role in addressing both immediate needs and facilitating long-term recovery efforts. Morocco’s infrastructure is highly vulnerable to shaking caused by earthquakes and many people have lost their homes. The Earthquake also impacted the rich culture and history of Morocco, causing crumbling of many walls in the historic Old City area of Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage. With vulnerable populations bearing the brunt of this disaster and available resources falling short of the escalating needs, it is imperative that the global community mobilizes rapid and extensive humanitarian aid.
We have set up this relief fund to fund work at organizations supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Morocco. We will also be updating this resources page on our site with information about organizations on the ground that are responding.
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