‘A powerful earthquake of magnitude-6.8 struck Morocco on Friday night (September 9th). Twenty minutes after the main earthquake, a magnitude 4.9 aftershock hit the region.
The powerful earthquake toppled houses in remote mountain villages where rescuers dug through rubble for survivors. The death toll has climbed to 2900 people with over 5500 people injured.
The quake struck at a time when most families and children would have been home in bed, the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, noted.
The Morocco earthquake killed thousands of people and devastated parts of Marrakech and communities south of the major city. The powerful quake sent people throughout the country rushing into the streets as buildings crumbled, creating an immense need for aid.’
Closing date: 25 September 2023