How Donors Can Support Relief and Recovery Efforts in North Africa
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
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Islamic Relief UK
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.
NPT UK is not affiliated with any of the organisations described herein, and the inclusion of any organisation in this material should not be considered an endorsement by NPT UK of such organisation, or its services or products.
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