Words by Blyth Brentnall
In response to the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Morocco on Friday, there are several ways you can help from abroad. Rather than travelling there yourself, the best way to make a difference is to respond to the appeals from the charities working on the frontline.
Aid organisations around the world are being called on to send more support, to rescue people and animals trapped under the rubble and provide essentials to those who have escaped. Here are five organisations working on the ground to reduce the damage as swiftly and effectively as possible.
Donate to the Red Cross to support the local Moroccan Red Crescent workers, who are on the ground, providing first aid to people, tending to injuries and offering emotional support.
Women and girls suffer most in humanitarian emergencies. ActionAid is offering specialist support to them, providing shelter, food, water, medical aid, supplies and psychological support. Donate here.
It’s not only people who have been affected. Many hundreds of animals are trapped and injured as a result. Support Network for Animals to ensure they are rescued and get the veterinary care they need.
Human Appeal’s local partners are working on the ground to distribute emergency kits that include food, clean water, medical aid, and basic essentials. Donate to help distribute more kits.
Oxfam is also running an appeal to respond to the earthquake, providing essential supplies to those most in need. Support them here.