Morocco Earthquake Response

More than 2,800 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Morocco on 8/9/23. It struck just after 23:00 local time, at a relatively shallow depth 71km (44 miles) southwest of Marrakesh in the High Atlas Mountains, 71km (44 miles) southwest of Marrakesh, at a depth of 18.5km. The quake – measuring magnitude 6.8 – sent people rushing into the streets in Marrakesh and other cities, and many of the deaths were said to be in hard-to-reach mountain areas. Currently, it is estimated that 300,000 people are affected by the earthquake.

AMURT has a team in Marrakesh that offers Mental Health & Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) and the distribution of non-food items. The team is partnering with the local JOOD association and the Mohammed VI hospital in Marakesh.

AMURT appeals for donations that can be made safely online here

AMURT train doctors and nurses in emergency psychology in Marrakesh.

After the training, the participants requested further training in self-care with art therapy and caregiver resiliency.

AMURT procures tents from local manufacturers in Marrakesh, and after coordinating with the army and local leaders, are distributed to the most needy.