Morocco Earthquake

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The death toll in Morocco currently stands at 2,901 and 5,530 more people are injured which many in critical condition.

The numbers are expected to rise further as rescuers are still digging through the rubble of collapsed houses and building.

The incident happens due to 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Morocco on 11.11 pm local time on Friday.

The epicentre was about 71 kilometer south-west of Marrakesh, at a depth of 18.5km.

The earthquake has been affected people in the provinces and municipalities of al-Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant.

Besided, it also damaged houses and buildings in the main cities, including one of Morocco’s important historical, the Tinmel Mosque and the famous red wall that surrounds the old city and is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Islamic Relief globally has launched emergency appeal with target £10 million (>RM58 million) and has given £250,000 (>RM1.4 million) to help those affected by delivering immediate response such as food, non-food items and emergency shelter.

In Islamic Relief Malaysia, we have launched ‘Morocco Earthquake’ campaign appeal with initial target RM200,000.

Currently, Islamic Relief are on the ground since day two the tragedy happens, and our staffs are actively doing rapid need assessment in corporation with local authorities.

“I saw many people are sleeping outside in the streets for a second night with pillows and covers. They are afraid to stay at home or in the buildings due to aftershock.

“They are also looks exhausted, too frightened and trauma,”

Hana Elabdallaoui, Islamic Relief staff on ground

As the situation deteriorates, we urgently need help to meet the immediate and ongoing needs of those who have been affected in Morocco.

Please support our emergency response by donating through ‘Morocco Earthquake’ emergency appeal now.

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