September 18, 2023

How Donors Can Support Relief and Recovery Efforts in North Africa

Author Natalie Pinon, Senior Director of Development

On Friday, September 8, a devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco, with nearly 2,500 people losing their lives and over 1,400 individuals suffering critical injuries. Homes, buildings and historic landmarks have been damaged or reduced to rubble across the region. Only a few days later, more than 5,000 people are presumed dead and 10,000 missing after heavy rains in northeastern Libya caused two dams to collapse.

As donors around the world ask how they can support those directly affected, NPT UK has created a non-exhaustive list of organisations actively engaged in relief efforts.

The organisations below were selected as a representative sample of organisations that can accept contributions from UK-based donors yet have extensive experience in the country or region as well as close partnerships with local NGOs.


British Red Cross

British Red Cross – Morocco Earthquake Appeal

British Red Cross – Libya Floods Appeal


Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Libya – Storm Daniel


Islamic Relief UK

Islamic Relief UK – Morocco Earthquake Emergency Appeal

Islamic Relief UK – Libya Floods Emergency Appeal


Global Giving

Global Giving – Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund

Global Giving – Libya Flood Relief Fund


Maa Wa Namaa

Maa Wa Namaa: A grassroots organisation based in Morocco that has organised an emergency fund to support the victims of the Al Haouz earthquake.


World Central Kitchen

WCK’s Relief Team is using helicopters and 4×4 vehicles to reach communities affected by the earthquake, providing food and water. Additional teams from Europe are bringing equipment to establish kitchens as soon as possible, to offer fresh, hot meals.


For more information, please contact us.

About the Author

Natalie Pinon is Director of Development at NPT UK. She has over 15 years of experience working with philanthropists and impact investors to manage their giving.