Morocco IFRC Emergency Appeal Earthquake

An earthquake with a 6.8 magnitude shook Morocco on 8 September. This earthquake was the deadliest in Morocco since 2004. At least 3’000 people were killed, mostly in Marrakech and the provinces in the High Atlas Mountains, while another 5’600 were injured. The SDC will support the victims of the earthquake with a contribution to the IFRC Appeal. 

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Protezione, accesso & sicurezza
12.09.2023 - 31.12.2025
CHF  1’000’000
Contesto The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that shook Morocco on September 8, 2023, was the deadliest since 2004. The remote villages nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, right at the earthquake's epicentre, suffered substantial losses. Due to the blocked roads and the challenging terrain, emergency services faced difficulties in reaching the wounded.
Obiettivi This Emergency Appeal is targeting basic assistance provisions and early recovery programming to the hardest hit population of 500’000 most vulnerable people.
Gruppi target 500’000 people in Morocco affected by the earthquake
Effetti a medio termine r baseline for first phase): N/A Outcomes (objectives) of the planned phase: Three main pillars of intervention: 1) Integrated assistance, 2) Health & Care (including WASH), 3) Protection and Prevention

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • Integrated assistance : in-kind distributions, multipurpose cash assistance, livelihoods and resilience, preparedness, risk reduction, early recovery 
  • Health & Care: Health services, MHPSS and other WASH related services 
  • Protection and Prevention: equitable access to basic services, restoring family links services, community based protection, protection for unaccompanied children, community engagement.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori The IFRC coordinates and partners with the Moroccan Red Crescent (MRC), which is a voluntary relief association and auxiliary to the civil and military authorities, with 8,565 volunteers across the country. As an auxiliary to the public authorities, the MRC supports state organs while maintaining its neutrality and independence.
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    1’000’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    1’000’000 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF    100’000’000 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   1’000’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 12.09.2023 - 31.12.2025   (Fase in corso)