Morocco IFRC Emergency Appeal Earthquake 2023

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. 

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Asistencia humanitaria y RRC
Protección, acceso y seguridad
12.09.2023 - 31.12.2025
CHF  1’000’000
Contexto 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.
Objetivos This Emergency Appeal is targeting basic assistance provisions and early recovery programming to the hardest hit population of 500’000 most vulnerable people.
Grupos destinarios 500’000 people in Morocco affected by the earthquake
Efectos a medio plazo Three main pillars of intervention:
1) Integrated assistance
2) Health & Care (including WASH)
3) Protection and Prevention

Resultados previstos:  

  • 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

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
  • Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja

Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores 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.
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    1’000’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    1’000’000 Presupuesto inclusive contrapartes del proyecto CHF    100’000’000 Total del proyecto desde la primera fase Presupuesto inclusive contrapartes del proyecto CHF   1’000’000
Fases del proyecto Fase 1 12.09.2023 - 31.12.2025   (Fase en curso)