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Morocco Earthquake


On 8 September, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit central Morocco in the High Atlas Mountains, southwest of the city of Marrakesh. It is considered the most powerful earthquake in a century to strike Morocco. Hundreds of aftershocks were recorded, the strongest reached up to 5.9 magnitude.

As of September 11, more than 2,400 people are reported to have lost their lives, many in rural mountain areas. Thousands more people are injured and have lost their homes.

Immediate needs include shelter, medical assistance, food and water, and access to sanitation facilities.


We are deeply concerned about the situation in Morocco and for those living in affected areas.

Some of our member organizations are making rapid assessments and mobilizing teams to help. If you would like to help, you can donate to the following member appeals: