Where: Morocco 

Sector: Emergency Relief

Implementation Month: September 2023

Project Description:

A devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco, wreaking havoc across the High Atlas Mountains and the city of Marrakech. As communities grieved and grappled with shattered lives and homes turned to rubble, Africa Relief and Community Development (ARCD) swiftly intervened. Collaborating with the passionate volunteers of Idmaj Foundation for Development (IDMAJ), ARCD reached the most affected, often inaccessible areas. The team provided tents, food boxes, mattresses, pallets, and blankets to hundreds of affected families, focusing on areas often overlooked by other relief efforts.

Project Details:

  • Tidli Mesfioua Village: Over two days, the team distributed relief to several areas within the village in coordination with community leaders. Specific distributions included 50 tents, 300 blankets, 100 mattresses, 300 pallets, and 50 food boxes. Families and children in localities like Douar Ait Bouamr, Douar Ait Samou, Douar Ait Karnbouzid, and several others benefited directly.
  • Tingualian Village: Residents here were supported with 107 blankets, 133 mattresses, and 20 tents, ensuring the displaced had shelter and basic necessities following the earthquake.
  • Kma Village: Covering two small villages, Tizibigh and Tazawamin, the team witnessed heartwarming stories of resilience and unity. Despite total home destruction, villagers held onto hope and community spirit. Responding to their needs, ARCD established a camp on safe ground, providing 30 families with proper shelter.


634 families received emergency relief and sustainable support across the affected regions.

Amid the tragedy, hope and resilience shine through. Support us as we uplift communities, weaving threads of hope and rebuilding the fabric of affected areas.

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