Islamic Relief continues to distribute aid in Morocco
Islamic Relief has been working with local partners to help deliver aid to the hundreds of thousands of people who have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Morocco that devastated the country last month.
The charity distributed more than 1,000 blankets, mattresses and hygiene kits respectively to affected communities in Morocco, including in areas such as Tikekht and Douzrou.
They have also been delivering food packs and continue to hold daily meetings with local partners to fully evaluate the changing needs of the devastated communities.
Rising death toll
The number of deaths rose up to 3,000 people according to the Moroccan Interior Ministry, and more than 5,700 were injured as of September.
A further 300,000 people are affected by the destructive quake.
Some 50,000 buildings have been damaged, and others completely destroyed.
More than a week after the earthquake, which struck the High Atlas Mountains on 8 September, some families are still sleeping without a roof above their heads.
Back to school
Children often bear the brunt of crises of this kind, and 100,000 children have been impacted by the earthquake, according to reports from UNICEF.
Children of Morocco were supposed to return to school after the summer holidays around the time the earthquake occurred, but for majority there was no building to return to as more than 580 schools were flattened.
Temporary schools have been set up in tents in affected areas and in Marrakech city to accommodate 6,000 learners. The Ministry of Education has dedicated the first classes of the term to providing psychological help to support affected students.
With your help, the charity can continue to provide relief for the people of Morocco. Islamic Relief is appealing for £10 million to help earthquake survivors, please donate whatever you can to our Morocco Earthquake Fund now.