The death toll in the Moroccan earthquake has passed 2,600. Here are some ways to help.
· Sep 11, 2023 ·

Late Friday night, Morocco suffered a monstrous 6.8-magnitude earthquake that was the deadliest earthquake in the country in at least 60 years.

As of Monday afternoon, at least 2,681 have been declared dead in the disaster, with another 2,501 injured. An unknown number of people are still missing.

This was the moment the quake struck as captured by various cameras:

The earthquake struck at around 11.11 p.m. local time (6.11 p.m ET) on Friday. Its epicenter was located in the High Atlas mountain range, about 72 kilometers (44.7 miles) southwest of Marrakech, a city of about 840,000 people.

Its impact was felt far and wide, reaching as far north as Casablanca.

Here's a map CNN put together with data from the US Geological Survey:


Most of the buildings in the Moroccan highlands are built with mortar composed of a baked mud. Entire villages have been wiped out.

The BBC put together footage and interviews after the earthquake:

And here is more on-the-ground reporting from Sky News:

Ways to help with disaster relief are scattered at this time, but The Christian Post has a list of a few ministries such as Samaritan's Purse here and The New York Times has a list of bigger NGOs here. Additional campaigns through GiveSendGo and GoFundMe can also be found.

Charity Navigator has a list of vetted organizations here as well, including the ministries World Relief, World Vision, Convoy of Hope, and Matthew 25: Ministries.

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