Saturday, September 9, 2023

How Can We help Morocco Now after the deadly quake ?

Morocco was hit with a deadly 6.8 degrees earthquake on Friday killing in a few moments 2000 according to the latest death toll officially released by Moroccan State TV.

According to scientists, it is the worst earthquake the North African country has seen in 120 years. Yes, it is worse than the deadly 5.8 degrees Agadir earthquake in 1960. One only can pray that the number of victims would be less “inshallah it will be less” than in 1960.

Morocco's earthquake
In the High Atlas Mountain range earlier on Saturday
after the earthquake by Mosaab El-Shamy for AP

The quake struck Morocco on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 11:11 p.m. local time (18:11 UTC). The epicentre was located in the Moroccan High Atlas Mountain range, about 72 kilometres (45 miles) southwest of Marrakech.

The epicentre in the Moroccan High Atlas Mountain range includes many villages that are the poorest in the country already when it comes to services or in general. Those villages are mostly devastated. Early video footage shows whole villages that are completely destroyed with complete families gone together in a few seconds.

I think we all can help the Moroccans in this disaster in one way aside from praying and wishing all the best to the Moroccans. We can donate to the Moroccans.

According to Moroccans, we can donate to this charity from abroad: Banque Alimentaire or the food bank.

It is mostly in French, but I found the bank account to which we can transfer the money as well as its SWIFT code.

Updated on 11/9

The Moroccan Central Bank aka Bank Al-Maghrib launched an account for those who would like to donate directly.

Please spread it till we find more ways to help the Moroccans.

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