This page was last updated on Monday 18 September. For updates on our earthquake response going forward, please visit out Morocco: Earthquake page.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Morocco on Friday, September 8, killing more than 3,000 people, injuring many more and causing widespread devastation.
Moroccan Red Crescent (MRCS) teams were on the ground immediately, and have been since, coordinating closely with the IFRC and local authorities to assess the situation, support in the search and rescue operation and provide help to affected people.
On 12 September, the IFRC launched an Emergency Appeal for 100 million Swiss francs to scale up the relief efforts of the Moroccan Red Crescent. Funding raised will help the Moroccan Red Crescent to provide health services, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, relief items, food, livelihoods support, protection and community engagement activities.
This appeal follows an allocation of 1 million Swiss francs from the IFRC's Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Moroccan Red Crescent activity on the ground. Read more here about what assistance this funding is supporting.
Other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from around the world have also reached out to provide assistance.
This emergency response is a marathon, not a sprint: people affected by the earthquake will need support for the weeks and months to come.
If you are a journalist and would like more information or to request an interview about this emergency, please email [email protected].
Photos from the response so far are available here. We are adding new photos as they become available.
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@elsharkawi - IFRC MENA Regional Director, Hossam Elsharkawi