Morocco Earthquake

Updates on the Morocco Earthquake

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Late on Friday 8th September, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco – the epicentre was in the High Atlas Mountains, approximately 70 kilometres south of Marrakech. A 4.9 magnitude aftershock followed just 20 minutes later.

The local Moroccan Red Crescent are on the ground responding to the earthquake, including providing first aid to those injured and emotional support to people in shock. We’ve launched an emergency appeal to respond to the immediate and severe needs for those affected. Please signpost to those wanting to donate here.

We will continue to update this page with more information on what’s happening.

We understand these calls may be distressing and upsetting. If you have been affected by a call, please utilise the support of our wellbeing resources available on RedRoom, and if you need additional support, please reach out to your supervisors and group leads.

International Family Tracing

Get in touch with IFT here – Find missing family | Family Tracing | British Red Cross

We would advise you to keep trying to contact your family using usual methods or contact relatives who live in the region but are not affected by the earthquake.

Please check back as we will update this page when we have more information.

British nationals who require consular assistance can call British Embassy Rabat on +212 (0) 537 63 33 33.

If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Morocco you can contact the FCDO (Foreign, Common Wealth & Development): +44(0)20 7008 5000.