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Morocco Rejects Offers of Foreign Aid as Earthquake Death Toll Nears 3,000

HeadlineSep 14, 2023

In Morocco, search and recovery teams say they’re frustrated that the government rejected offers of foreign aid, as the death toll from last week’s devastating earthquake nears 3,000. This week French President Emmanuel Macron said in a message to the Moroccan people that King Mohammed VI had rejected an offer by France to provide direct humanitarian aid. So far Morocco has only provided access to aid workers from Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the U.K. and Qatar. Many survivors in remote villages have been sleeping outdoors since the earthquake struck. 

Malika Ouabella: “We don’t know where we’re going to go, what we’re going to do, where we’re going to live. You know, winter is coming, the rain, you know, winter conditions, rain. We have young children. We have nothing.”

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