Following Friday’s devastating earthquake in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA, and Jewish federations across Canada and North America, together with our partners, are responding. News reports indicate that nearly 2,500 people have been confirmed dead and that number continues to climb as rescue and retrieval efforts reach remote villages in the mountainous region. Thousands more are injured, many of them critically. More than 25 aftershocks have already been reported, leading survivors to sleep on the streets and in open areas rather than return to potentially dangerous buildings.
More than 300,000 people have been affected by the disaster. Mountainous villages and towns are struggling to receive aid as rescuers and emergency response teams scramble to reach the remote areas.
Communities across Morocco need our help.
The waves of impact are only beginning. When there is a need for collective action, Jewish federations are there.
From food and critical supply distribution to urgent medical resources, your support will help us to reach and provide life-saving assistance to thousands of earthquake survivors of all backgrounds, including those from the Jewish community, in the critical weeks ahead.