On Friday, an earthquake hit Morocco in the Atlas Mountains, about 70 kilometres outside the city of Marrakech. More than 2,600 people have lost their lives. It is the deadliest earthquake recorded in Morocco in over 60 years.
Morocco is home to people seeking refugee from many parts of the world. We’re thinking of them and all communities impacted by the disaster.
If you have the resources to donate, here are a few options to consider:
- The Canadian Red Cross is raising funds for immediate disaster relief and recovery.
- Doctors Without Borders provides emergency medical aid and has medical staff in the affected region.
- Action for Humanity has mobilized a specialized emergency response team to provide immediate aid in affected areas, along with ready-to-eat food packs, hygiene kits, hot meals and blankets.
- Islamic Relief Canada teams are working through local partners to conduct immediate needs assessments and provide urgent food supplies, emergency shelter and basic essentials in Morocco.
Please research the organization and campaign that seems right to you before giving.