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Morocco: Earthquake Victims Need Crucial Support

Hundreds of people in Morocco‘s Amizmiz are protesting against the local government as they face deteriorating conditions weeks after the fatal earthquake devastated their homes.

Development Diaries reports that with harsh winds and rains pounding the area, protesters are now saying that they can no longer stay in the camps, according to the BBC.

It is understood that following the earthquake, some Moroccans criticised the government for turning down offers of international aid while thousands of people were in dire need of immediate assistance.

‘I think it is really an error to insist on sovereignty and national pride’, activist Maati Mounjib is quoted as saying,

‘This is not the moment to refuse because the aid is essential; even developed countries accept outside help in disasters’.

The earthquake, identified as the worst to strike Morocco in more than 60 years, killed nearly 3,000 people and left thousands more injured and homeless.

Homes have been reduced to rubble, leaving families homeless and vulnerable. Access to clean water, food, and medical assistance has become a pressing concern as the injured and traumatized struggle to find the help they desperately need.

While the impact of a major earthquake can be overwhelming, affecting countless lives and straining a nation’s resources, international aid offers much-needed relief in terms of medical supplies, search and rescue teams, food, clean water, and expertise.

By welcoming assistance from the global community, Morocco not only demonstrates a commitment to the well-being of its citizens but also fosters positive international relations.

Development Diaries calls on the Moroccan government to urgently respond to the humanitarian needs of the affected citizens and communities.

Source: Development Diaries