09 September 2023

British Red Cross launches Morocco earthquake appeal

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The British Red Cross has launched an emergency fundraising appeal in response to the devastating earthquake in Morocco.
More than 1,000 people are reported to have died in the disaster, with hundreds more injured. The number of people affected is expected to rise in the coming days.
Moroccan Red Crescent volunteers responded in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, providing first aid and emotional support to those affected.
Richard Blewitt, executive director of international for the British Red Cross, said:

“This earthquake has left hundreds dead and many more injured. People have lost their homes, loved ones and livelihoods, and sadly the full scale of the destruction is only likely to become apparent in the coming days.

“The British Red Cross is launching an emergency appeal on behalf of the people affected by this appalling disaster. If you can, please donate to help us provide vital humanitarian support when people need it most.”  

To donate, please go to:  

Online: donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/morocco-earthquake-appeal
Postal Donations: British Red Cross, MOROCCO EARTHQUAKE APPEAL, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL  
Phone donations: 0300 004 0338
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About the British Red Cross 

For over 150 years, the British Red Cross has helped people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. With millions of volunteers across 192 countries, the British Red Cross is part of an international humanitarian Movement that’s there for people before, during and after a crisis. Together, we are the world’s emergency responders.