A devastating earthquake hit Morocco yesterday, leaving thousands of people dead, injured or homeless. Many children have been orphaned. A teacher has written only four children survived from a class she is teaching, the rest of the students perished under the debris of their homes. The areas hit by the earthquake are in the High Atlas Mountains, an area that gets very cold and snowy in the winter, and is made up of many remote villages. The funds raised will go directly to families in the hardest hit areas to restore their houses or restart lost businesses.
The regions of Ouarzazate, El Haouz, Chichawa, and Taroudant belong to a part of Morocco that still carries the scars of Indigenous marginalization, which the earthquake is going to exacerbate for years to come.
Your donation will make a huge difference and will go a long way in supporting families to heal and recover a sense of normalcy in time. A group of Moroccan scholars in the US are working with local NGOs and community leaders to ensure all funds make the biggest, most direct impact to support families.