Aftershocks continue to shatter lives
In the remote Atlas Mountains, families are enduring dire conditions. They remain exposed to the elements, sheltered only by inadequate temporary structures that offer no protection from the unforgiving cold of the impending winter. Mountains have been torn asunder, crashing down onto homes, leaving entire villages in ruins and families on the brink of what they can endure.
On Friday, 8th September, a catastrophic earthquake struck, resulting in the loss of 3,000 lives and injuring over 5,600 individuals.
Human Appeal, in partnership with a local Moroccan organisation, is providing vital support to these affected families. We are among the few charities granted permission to operate in this region, and our dedicated team is prepared to deliver your aid.
Be a mercy to a family
Emergency Food Kit - £80: This kit includes 50 kilograms of essential food items, such as flour, oil, dates, lentils, sugar, semolina, tuna, rice, pasta, and 2 liters of water.
Winter Clothing Kit - £52: Each kit equips a person with warm clothing to endure the impending cold weather, including a winter coat and boots. Winters in this region often bring sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow, making it crucial to act now to protect families.
Shelter Kit - £48: This kit provides a family that has been forced to flee their home with a warm winter blanket and a comfortable mattress, ensuring they have a warm place to sleep.
Kitchen Kit - £40: This kit assists families who have lost all their household supplies in the earthquake. It provides essential items for cooking and dining, including pots, pans, a kettle, coffee pot, glasses, spoons, knives, and a set of plastic plates.
Emergency Cleaning Kit - £10: This kit supplies families who survived the earthquake with cleaning essentials, including laundry detergent, bleach, and dish soap. These items are crucial for maintaining hygiene and preventing waterborne illnesses during this transitional period.
We're also delivering containers of medical aid to Morocco. Your £10 donation can be transformed into £90-worth of critical medical equipment, including surgical tools, anesthesia supplies, and monitoring and recovery tools.
The most powerful earthquake in over a century
The earthquake's location and magnitude, striking a region characterized by simple stone houses in the mountainous terrain, have had devastating consequences. Earthquakes are uncommon here, and the local housing is ill-equipped to withstand their force. Now, entire communities are struggling to survive.
Human Appeal’s response
During these trying times, Human Appeal is steadfast in standing in solidarity with the people of Morocco. We are working proactively and relentlessly alongside our partners on the ground to provide concrete support to the communities affected by this tragic earthquake.
In the coming weeks, we’re refocusing on preparing the community for winter, providing them with warm waterproof items so that when the sub-zero temperatures arrive, they have a way to stay warm and dry.
We’ll also be providing tents, pallets, plastic mats, kitchen sets, food parcels, winter kits, and school kits.
With 32 years of experience in delivering aid during emergencies and a 6-year partnership in Morocco, you can entrust your charity to us.
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