Rescue and rescue teams from Spain and other countries are already in Morocco to search for survivors of the earthquake. And France confirms the death of four citizens and fifteen wounded.
The earthquake in Morocco has reduced the village of Mulai Brahim to ruins and plunged the entire country into a state of shock.
In Mulay Ibrahim, 50 kilometers from the epicenter of the earthquake, some buildings have completely collapsed and neighbors are looking for a family of four under one of them.
The Moroccan Government has accepted humanitarian assistance from four countries: the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Spain, which have already deployed firefighters and rescue and rescue teams to help in the search for survivors.
Other countries are still waiting for Rabat’s approval to participate. The United States stated this Sunday that it is waiting for instructions from Morocco to see how to help.
“We are waiting to hear from the Moroccan government to know how we can help and where, but we are ready,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
More than 2,100 dead and more than 2,400 injured
The operations are complex and even dangerous in rural towns, precisely the areas hardest hit by the earthquake that took place on Friday night.
The episode has left more than 2,100 dead, including four French people, the French Government confirmed this Sunday.
The number of injured rises to 2,400, and local authorities do not rule out that both these and the fatalities will continue to increase as the days progress.
The Red Cross has announced that it will allocate a little more than 1 million euros in an emergency plan for Morocco.
“This initial aid will be used to purchase basic supplies in Morocco, where Red Crescent volunteers know best what the needs are,” IFRC regional director for the Middle East and Maghreb, Hossam Elsharkawi, said in a statement.
The federation’s director of global operations, Caroline Holt, added that now the work of the IFRC and other organizations focuses especially on the search and rescue of victims, “trying to get heavy machinery (for these rescue efforts) to remote areas of the Atlas Mountains.
“We still know that many people have been injured to varying degrees, and it is also key to identify the most serious cases,” Holt said.
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