Responding to the Earthquake in Morocco

by International Medical Corps
Responding to the Earthquake in Morocco

Summary

On September 8th, a devastating 6.8- magnitude earthquake struck central Morocco in the High Atlas Mountains, about 45 miles southwest of Marrakech, a popular tourist destination with a population of about 840,000 people. In response, International Medical Corps is deploying an Advance Emergency Medical Team to Marrakech to coordinate with government authorities, local organizations and international agencies to prioritize critical needs and establish logistics support.

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Challenge

A devastating 6.8- magnitude earthquake struck central Morocco, killing at least 2,497 and and injuring 2,476 more, although the number of fatalities is expected to rise as rescue efforts are ongoing. Food, water and tents are the main needs reported so far; however, as the scale of the quake becomes clearer, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and psychosocial support needs are expected to increase.

Solution

In response, International Medical Corps is deploying an Advance Emergency Medical Team to Marrakech to coordinate with government authorities, local organizations and international agencies to prioritize critical needs and establish logistics support. Given our footprint in the region and International Medical Corps' status as an EMT Type 1 provider, we have readily available staff and prepositioned supplies and equipment that can be rapidly deployed if they are requested.

Long-Term Impact

As recovery operations continue and the extent of damage and need continues to be assessed, International Medical Corps will work closely with public authorities and other intergovernmental organizations to ensure that our relief efforts complement ongoing and planned efforts.

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Organization Information

International Medical Corps

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Michael Hall
Los Angeles , CA United States
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