A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Morocco on September 8th at 23:11, leaving a profound impact that has left the world deeply concerned. Tragically, this earthquake has claimed the lives of over 2,500 individuals and has caused injuries to many more. Regrettably, we anticipate that the number of casualties may continue to increase.
Many people have lost their lives in remote mountainous areas due to a powerful earthquake. The earthquake’s epicenter was near Ighil, a town in the High Atlas Mountains, which is about 72 kilometers southwest of Marrakesh.
This earthquake is the strongest one to hit this part of North Africa in over 120 years. It has caused extensive destruction, leaving buildings in ruins and already struggling families with nothing.
Albaraka Trust is collaborating with our partners on the ground to provide essential assistance to the communities affected by this devastating earthquake. Our dedicated teams are working tirelessly to reach those who need help the most, with the goal of saving as many lives as possible, given the immense damage caused by this tragic event.
“Whoever saves a life, it is as if he has saved the whole of mankind” (Qur’an 5:32)