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Emergencies in Morocco and Libya

13 September 2023

Earthquake in Morocco

We are all shocked by the devastating situations currently unfolding in Morocco and Libya.  We have been able to respond immediately, sending funds to local partners to provide urgent aid to those in greatest need.

On Friday a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Morocco, leaving at least 2,900 people dead and thousands more injured. Over 300,000 people are in need of urgent aid, trapped in a remote and mountainous area that is difficult to reach.

In Libya, more than 5,000 people have died and 10,000 are recorded as missing. Storm Daniel hit on Sunday, causing two dams and four bridges in the city to collapse.  

People affected by these disasters have lost everything. The death tolls will continue to rise, people remain trapped under debris, stranded by flood waters and many more urgently need access to aid.  

We were able to respond immediately thanks to SCIAF’s Emergency Response Fund. The Emergency Response Fund works to prevent disasters. When a disaster does strike, we respond immediately by feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and rebuilding lives and communities. We stay there long after others have left.

Join us in standing in solidarity with our sisters and brothers. Together we will do what we can to ease their suffering.  

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