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Moroccan Earthquake Situation Report #2

Highlights:

· Several aftershocks have been reported.

· Currently, there are 2,122 fatalities and 2,421 injuries. The number of fatalities is expected to rise.

· The earthquake mainly impacted villages near Marrakesh where houses are old and vulnerable to earthquakes.

· The most immediate needs of survivors are:

o Sheltering

o Drinking Water and Food

o Blood Donations

o First Aid supplies

· The Spanish government has deployed an Urban Search and Rescue Team composed of 56 soldiers and four K9s.

· The United Nations remains in close communication with the Moroccan government to offer its support in the assessment, coordination, and response.

· A UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) team visited the medina of Marrakech to assess the damage. UNESCO has committed to support stabilization and recovery efforts.


Sources:

· Morocco Earthquake – Flash Update #2, As of 10 September 2023

· ACAPS Short note: Morocco - Earthquake, 10 September 2023

· OCHA MENA Twitter Page

· IFRC MENA Twitter Page

· World Monuments Fund Twitter Page

· UNESCO Twitter Page

· Copernicus EMS Twitter Page



Resources


Preliminary Satellite-derived Damage Assessment: Adassil/Al Haouz, 6.8M earthquake of 08-09-2023 (22:11 UTC) Chichaoua Province, Marrakech-Safi Region, Morocco (New)


World Monuments Fund, Statement on the Earthquake in Morocco (New)


UNITAR, 6.8 Earthquake Web Map



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