HIGH ATLAS EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
Live daily updates on our relief efforts – click here
We are working with local partners, including to coordinate these relief efforts. Donors can donate in any currency. In applicable countries, it will then be converted to GBP currency. However, if you still would like to donate an exact amount in EUR or USD, click here.
Just before midnight on 8 September a massive earthquake struck Marrakech and the High Atlas with deadly force. Global Diversity Foundation and its local partners are committed to providing immediate and long-term support to alleviate the immense suffering of rural communities where we have been working for more than a decade. Our hearts ache as many in our team and communities have lost their families and seen their homes reduced to rubble. These villages are amongst the most marginalised and remote in Morocco, and we need your support to help us provide relief and rebuild.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
The earthquake was the strongest to hit central Morocco in more than a century. Over 2,000 lives have been lost and countless homes, shops and other buildings have been destroyed. Displaced people in High Atlas communities need urgent assistance including clothing, food, shelter and water. Over the long term, these communities will need to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT SOLVE THE PROBLEM?
Global Diversity Foundation, which has been working in the High Atlas for more than a decade, is directly assisting High Atlas communities. Given our deep ties with the region, we are working on the ground with our Moroccan partners to address the most urgent needs including emergency medical services, food, water, shelter and transport. We are committed to continue our support to assist communities with their long-term recovery.
POTENTIAL LONG-TERM IMPACT
Global Diversity Foundation has supported resilience of traditional livelihoods in the High Atlas for over a decade. Once the urgent aid work is over, we will use funds to help families rebuild their homes, incorporating earthquake-resistant construction techniques, and re-establish their traditional ways of living and working. Our approach is community-led and prioritises their pressing needs over the coming months to ensure that people’s lives and livelihoods are rehabilitated as soon as possible.
To make a direct contribution and for any other queries regarding your donation, please contact email@example.com.
To donate to specific campaigns, please check us out on Global Giving:
Benefit 700 Moroccan girls through school gardens.
Malaria eradication in Venezuela.
Support 100 Global Emerging Environmental Leaders.
Harvest Festival Marrakech draws on the tradition, present in many parts of the world, of holding an annual celebration around the time of the main harvest. Harvest festivals celebrate abundance and liberty in the broadest sense. Beyond the historical bounty of food and seasonal break from agricultural work, they have evolved to embrace a sense of community and a recognition of diversity.