Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund

Summary

A powerful earthquake hit Morocco on Sept. 8, killing more than 2,800 people, injuring thousands more, and causing widespread damage. Your donation to the Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund will provide emergency relief and long-term support to affected communities.

$5M
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$2.78M
remaining
11,220
donors
29
monthly donors
92
fundraisers
8
months

Challenge

The 6.8M earthquake hit in a mountainous area near Ighil, Morocco, about 50 miles from historic Marrakesh with a strength not recorded in the region in 120 years. The death toll is expected to rise as the quake left extensive damage, toppling homes, destroying vital infrastructure, and leaving people in need of rescue and help in hard-to-reach areas. Your donation to this fund will help meet their emergency needs and provide long-term support through locally based organizations.

Solution

All donations to this fund will support Morocco earthquake relief and recovery efforts. Initially, the fund will help meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. The fund will then transition to focus on recovery efforts led by local, vetted organizations in the impacted areas to restore damaged homes, rebuild infrastructure, and more as needs evolve.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

Your donation will be used to:

  • Provide food, clean water, and medicine to survivors
  • Provide shelter and temporary housing to people who lost their homes
  • Provide psycho-social and mental health support to survivors
  • Support economic relief efforts
  • Support long-term recovery efforts
  • And much more

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When you donate to the Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund, we'll send you an email to let you know more about the impact of your donation. We commit to transparent reporting and will update you on how we've used donations to this fund.

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Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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About GlobalGiving’s Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.

We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.

They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.

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