Deadly Earthquake Hits Morocco

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on September 8, a deadly earthquake struck Morocco, North Africa. This 6.8 magnitude quake was the deadliest to hit Morocco in 60 years. At this time, the death toll is over 2,500 but will likely climb. More than 2,000 people are injured.

Rescuers are working desperately, digging through the rubble to try to find survivors. People cling to hope that their missing loved ones are still alive. Others share tragic stories of sons, mothers, friends, and neighbors who were killed in the quake.

Some of the areas hit worst by the earthquake are remote villages in the High Atlas Mountains. In these villages, the earthquake reduced neighborhoods to piles of wreckage. Reaching these areas with aid, workers, and equipment is a huge challenge since many roads are blocked by boulders and other debris.

We are working with trusted contacts to research needs and ways to help in the aftermath of Morocco’s deadly earthquake. Please pray for the people in this country who are grappling with their losses and face an uncertain future.

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