Thousands of people have been killed after a catastrophic 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Kingdom of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountain range, approximately 72km from Marrakech.
The time to act is now. Caritas agencies are on the ground as they assess the scale of the damage and critical needs. Your donation today can help communities affected by the earthquake.
The earthquake's epicentre was near the rural town of Ighil, in the Al Haouz province. Stone buildings collapsed, and some remote villages in the province were completely destroyed.
The death toll currently stands at over 2,900 people, with over 2,500 people injured, many of them seriously.
Immediate needs are getting essentials like food, clean water, emergency shelter and medicine to families affected by the earthquake, while preparing for the long-term needs of people who no longer have homes to return to.
Your donation to Caritas Australia can have a profound and lasting impact on those affected by the Morocco earthquake. By donating, you can help to provide vital emergency aid and essential items needed during a time of crisis.
“Earthquakes of this magnitude devastate communities, destroying homes and infrastructure. This means people are just trying to survive but have no access to shelter, food, medicine or water. We are working with our partners on the ground and across the region to ensure help gets to those who need it most."
Caritas agencies are on the ground responding to the devastation caused by the earthquake. Caritas agencies are coordinating with local authorities, to gather information and organise the response.
Your donation today can help provide urgent aid and assistance to vulnerable communities affected by the Morocco earthquake. Your support can provide life-saving essentials, such as food rations, clean water and emergency shelter.
The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by the earthquake in Morocco.
If any excess funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control that limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Emergency Response Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing development needs and future crises across all our regions.
As a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Caritas Australia is committed and fully adhere to the ACFID Code of Conduct, conducting our work with transparency, accountability and integrity. Find out more about ACFID Code of Conduct for Emergency Appeals.