On Friday, 8 September, Morocco was hit by a devastating 6.8-magnitude quake that resulted in more than 2900 people losing their lives. Cited as the deadliest earthquake in decades, it has left many in need of help in Marrakesh and also the villages near the High Atlas Mountains, where they have now turned to rubble as a result of the quake.
Many charities and humanitarian organizations have mobilized search-and-rescue and support efforts to help those who are affected. A race against time to find survivors after the Morocco quake.
If you are looking to help those affected by this natural disaster, consider donating to one of the following organizations.
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with the organizations on these campaigns and we try our best to include reputable and reliable charities that help the victims of the Moroccan quake. We recommend you double-check the organizations just for peace of mind.
LaunchGood is an innovative crowdfunding platform that connects donors with charitable projects, including those aimed at helping earthquake victims in Morocco. This platform empowers individuals and organizations to create campaigns to raise funds for various causes. By donating to LaunchGood campaigns dedicated to Morocco's earthquake relief efforts, you can contribute directly to grassroots initiatives and community-based projects that provide essential support to those affected. Your contribution through LaunchGood not only provides immediate relief but also fosters a sense of community engagement and support for the earthquake-stricken regions of Morocco.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, plays a crucial role in providing life-saving assistance to earthquake-affected children and families in Morocco. UNICEF is working closely with the authorities and UN partners to support the humanitarian response with the humanitarian staff already mobilized. UNICEF's work includes providing access to clean water, health and medical help, food and nutrition support and psychosocial support to children who have been impacted by the earthquake. Your donation to UNICEF is an investment in the well-being and future of the youngest earthquake survivors, ensuring they have the necessary resources and opportunities to thrive despite the challenges they face.
The IFRC is a global humanitarian network that stands at the forefront of disaster response and recovery, including in earthquake-stricken areas like Morocco. By supporting IFRC, you are contributing to a vast network of organizations dedicated to alleviating the suffering of those affected by natural disasters. IFRC's efforts in Morocco aims to support Moroccan Red Crescent Society (MRCS) to meet the immediate and early recovery needs of 500,000 affected people with priorities being providing food and water, essential household items, shelter support, health and mental health services, and cash assitance. Your donation to IFRC empowers them to respond swiftly and effectively to the immediate needs of earthquake survivors, helping to rebuild lives and communities, and promoting resilience for the future.
International Medical Corps is a renowned humanitarian organization with a strong presence in responding to emergencies, including earthquakes. International Medical Corps is deploying an Advance Emergency Medical Team to support urgent relief and recovery needs. When you support International Medical Corps, you are backing a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines, providing vital medical assistance and relief to earthquake-affected communities in Morocco. Your donation helps ensure that those injured or in need of medical care receive timely treatment, support and resources. Your contribution to International Medical Corps truly makes a life-saving impact during these critical times.
World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a remarkable organization that harnesses the power of food to heal and nurture communities impacted by disasters, including the recent earthquake in Morocco. By supporting WCK, you're contributing to a mission that goes beyond immediate relief. WCK's dedicated chefs and volunteers work tirelessly to provide hot meals to those affected, restoring not only their physical strength but also their hope and dignity. Your donation enables WCK to set up kitchens in earthquake-stricken areas, mobilize resources, and deliver nourishing meals to families in need. Through their culinary expertise, WCK brings comfort and sustenance to communities during their most challenging moments. WCK is already providing food and immediate support to those affected with their team in Spain already on their way with multiple food trucks and kitchen equipments so they can provide fresh meals as soon as possible.
Doctors Without Borders, known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is a global medical humanitarian organization that provides crucial healthcare services to communities affected by crises, including earthquakes in Morocco. Your support for MSF means backing a team of courageous doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who work tirelessly to deliver life-saving medical care in disaster-stricken regions. MSF's unwavering commitment to impartiality and independence ensures that medical aid reaches those who need it most. Your donation empowers MSF to establish field hospitals, provide emergency medical treatment, and offer essential healthcare services to earthquake survivors, making a profound impact on their road to recovery. MSF is working with the Moroccan authorities, different hospital directors to see where they can help in terms of human resources, pharmacy supplies or logistical needs.
Islamic Relief Worldwide is a leading international charity organization that is deeply committed to providing humanitarian aid and support to those affected by disasters, including the recent earthquake in Morocco. By donating to Islamic Relief Worldwide, you are contributing to their extensive network of projects that provide emergency relief, food assistance, clean water, shelter, and medical care to earthquake victims. As a humanitarian organization rooted in Islamic principles, Islamic Relief Worldwide places a strong emphasis on compassion and solidarity, ensuring that communities in Morocco receive the assistance they desperately need during this challenging time. Your support helps them make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of those affected by the earthquake. Islamic Relief is assessing the most critical needs and identifying local humanitarian organizations they can work with to deliver vital aid.