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Survivors of Morocco Earthquakes Need YOUR Help

On September 8th, 2023, Morocco got hit by a devastating earthquake with a 6.8 magnitude which is classified as ‘strong’, and continues to feel aftershocks in the area. The earthquake struck about 47 miles southeast of Marrakesh at a depth of about 11 miles, putting it in the category of a shallow earthquake. 

Unfortunately this type of earthquake tends to be more destructive. More than 300,000 people have been affected by the disaster.

The death toll has reached nearly 3000 and more than 5600 have been injured. These numbers are expected to rise as the search continues in hard-to-reach villages, where some of the worst destruction lies.

This disaster has left many residents sleeping outdoors. Many of which are left homeless, and even those still with homes have chosen to sleep out in the open fearing aftershocks causing further destruction to their houses.

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Survivors of Libya Flood Need YOUR Help

On September 10th, heavy rain caused by Mediterranean Storm Daniel resulted in the collapse of two dams and four bridges, which caused a lethal flash flood sweeping away entire neighborhoods and villages into the sea along with vehicles and debris in strong muddy currents.

 

The storm dumped 8 months worth of rain in just one day, not only causing floods but also deadly mudslides. Access has been cut off and destroyed in many areas posing a serious challenge for search and rescue as well as delivering aid and relief.

 

Over 3000 people have died with thousands more reported missing, and numbers are expected to rise much more as search and rescue efforts continue. In the eastern city of Derna alone, which has seen the worst of the devastation, as many as 10,000 people are reported missing. Due to the intensity of the water current, many bodies have been believed to be washed out into the sea, with hundreds still believed to be trapped in difficult to reach areas. 

 

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced with no hopes of returning home. We are completely heartbroken with the stories of the victims as they recall the horrors of the disaster and mourn their loved ones.

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