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Devastation Strikes Morocco

On September 8, 2023, at 11:11 pm, central Morocco, including Marrakesh, experienced a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8, originating from the High Atlas Mountains, 44 miles from Marrakesh. Over the following 12 hours, the tragic aftermath became clear: by 12 pm US EST on 09/09/2023, there were over a thousand reported deaths, more than 1,000 injuries, and over 200 in critical condition. Moroccan officials fear these numbers could rise further.

Immediate Aid is Urgently Required During This Time of Great Need

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The Moroccan Ministry of Interior has reported a devastating loss of life in regions including AL-Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua, and Taroudant. Morocco, historically unprepared for such seismic events, was caught off guard by the destructive impact of tectonic plate collisions beneath Europe and Africa. Compounding the catastrophe, the earthquake struck during the night, potentially resulting in higher casualties as many were at home. Notably, no earthquake of this magnitude had occurred within a 300-mile radius of the epicenter since before 1,900.


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HHRD Team members are on the ground and we need your help

HHRD's journey in Morocco began with Flood Relief efforts in early 2021. We collaborate closely with trusted local partners for effective implementation. Since then, we've been dedicated to easing suffering and uplifting Moroccan communities through seasonal projects like Ramadan Food Distribution, Udhiya Qurbanis, and Winter Provisions. Urgently needed items now include blankets, bedding, food, lamps, hygiene products, and more. Join us in supporting our Moroccan brothers and sisters in need today.

All donations are zakat-eligible and tax- deductible. Donate today to make a difference in the lives of those who are in dire need of our support.

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Help provide relief to the people of Morocco today and support our efforts to comfort them during this time of great need

* Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization since 2005. HHRD has been rated as a 4-Star Charity consistently for more than 10 years, a recognition given to only the Top 3% of the non-profits in the U.S. Tax Exempt ID: 31-1628040

HHRD Recognized Amongst Top Zakat Charity

HHRD’s philanthropic programs have not gone unnoticed, we are ranked among the top-rated Zakat Eligible Charity in the USA. HHRD received an overall score of 98.23 out of 100, reflecting the trust HHRD has earned with US based donors

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