On Friday night, September 8, a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. In an instant, buildings were destroyed and more than 2,900 lives were lost. More than 5,500 people have been injured. Most of the damage is in remote, mountainous villages that are hard to reach. The death toll is expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue.
Send Relief is already responding through local partners who mobilized within hours of the earthquake to provide urgently needed help and supplies to families in the affected region. Send Relief is doing village-by-village assessments to immediately meet mid- and long-term survival needs as winter is fast approaching and full-scale rebuilding efforts will take many months to complete. Currently, the top needs are shelter, water and power.
Please pray for the people of Morocco as they process the physical and emotional devastation of the earthquake. Recovery will be a long-term process and Send Relief is committed to staying until the job is done.
Your gifts to Send Relief’s Respond to Crisis – International fund will help provide food, water and shelter to communities recovering from the earthquake.
From The Field
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