It is with immense sadness that we learned of the impact of the powerful earthquake which struck Morocco on the night of Friday September 8. Its epicenter was located in the province of Al Haouz, 70km southwest of Marrakech in the High Atlas Mountains, a massif with many isolated villages.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to all the families affected by this tragic earthquake.
We express our solidarity and support to the Moroccan population and in particular to our friends and partners in the Tizi n’Oucheg Development Association (ATND) project.
The village of Tizi n'Oucheg is located southeast of Marrakech in the Ourika valley, only a few kilometers from the earthquake’s epicenter.
Fortunately, according to the ATND Association, the villagers of Tizi n'Oucheg do not report any human losses except material damage.
On the other hand, in neighboring villages, several deaths as well as considerable material damage were recorded. In total, according to ATND's assessment, still provisional as of today, in neighboring villages in the Seti Fada community in Al Haouz province, 23 people died, 142 houses were completely damaged by the earthquake.
From the first moment after this terrible earthquake, the ATND Association and all the villagers of Tizi n'Oucheg provided aid to their neighboring villages in the Seti Fada community: in particular food, tents and mattresses. This emergency aid is vital for families affected by the earthquake, in order to prepare for winter while waiting for the reconstruction of their homes thanks to goverment aid.
If you wish to contribute to this emergency aid to victims of the earthquake in Morocco, you can make a donation via our Ecofund platform to the Tizi n'Oucheg Development Association (ATND) which will be responsible for its coordination and its distribution.