Late on Friday, September 8, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake and powerful aftershocks struck a mountainous region of central Morocco, about 45 miles southwest of the historic city of Marrakech.
Nearly 2,500 people have been killed, thousands have been injured and tens of thousands have lost their homes. These numbers will likely rise as search-and-rescue efforts continue. Infrastructure—including power, water and, importantly, healthcare facilities—have been extensively damaged.
Zaman's long-standing partner, International Medical Corps, is deploying an Advance Emergency Medical Team (EMT) to Marrakech to coordinate with government authorities, local organizations and international agencies to prioritize critical needs and establish logistics support for affected communities.
International Medical Corps’ Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 Fixed team—comprising 21 trained professionals—and stock of medicines, equipment and supplies are on standby, ready to be deployed.
Critical needs include shelter, food, water, non-food items, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services.