Earthquake Recovery

Earthquake Recovery

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Our relief and recovery program is a dynamic, multidimensional response to the needs of earthquake-affected communities.

On September 8, 2023, an earthquake left more than 2,900 dead and 5,500 injured in the provinces of Al Haouz, Azilal, Chichaoua, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, and Taroudant. The tremors caused significant damage to homes and key infrastructure, especially in rural areas where homes collapsed and roads became impassable. Communities grieved the tragic loss of life and destruction of years of work.

Immediately, thousands of families urgently needed food, water, and shelter. Within ten days, we were able to procure, transport, and distribute supplies to 69 villages, supplying over 3,800 households with tents, blankets, mattresses, and food supplies. Our initial distribution work provided opportunity for real-time needs assessments, and we gathered extensive data with community leaders to inform the direction of our response. 

In the months following the earthquake, we've developed a dynamic relief program with communities and global partners. These partnerships have allowed us to continue distribution of food and other supplies, initiate group-based psychosocial therapy for trauma response, build intermediate shelters as an alternative to tent housing, and begin construction on water infrastructure. 

Our multi-year strategy is simply a continuation of our long-term partnerships with communities across Morocco. Our water and agricultural infrastructure projects are ongoing, and we hope to support farmers and rural cooperatives as they rebuild their livelihoods. We will continue to advance women's well-being through access to legal aid and literacy programs, and co-develop strategies for financially viable, healthy, and resilient communities. 

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Progress to Date

Recovery is an ongoing process. Here are some of our recent updates. 

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270

villages reached
Our ongoing relief program has distributed supplies to villages in 59 municipalities in a dynamic response to community needs.

11.4K

families assisted
We've provided food, hygiene kits, kitchen supplies, water filtration systems, tents, blankets, and matresses.

560+

tons of supplies distributed
Our ongoing distribution meets the immediate needs of communities while working toward long-term rebuilding.

1,200+

participants of psychosocial empowerment
These workshops facilitate psychological healing from trauma through shared activities.

Photos From The Field

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Our Relief Partners

The generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations make our ongoing relief efforts possible.

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Donate today to be part of a recovery process that brings relief to families while working toward long-term reconstruction. 

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