Salam Alaikum, the Carleton University Muslim Student Association is raising funds for Morocco and Libya through an entertaining initiative. We hope to bring awareness to the Carleton community what has occurred in these countries and the work that is being done by Islamic Relief. All donations will be going directly to help those in need.
Islamic Relief Canada's Morocco Emergency Appeal
Powerful earthquake kills hundreds in Morocco’s High Atlas region
A powerful quake struck at 11pm on September 8, injuring thousands and killing over 1,000 people – a grim death toll that is likely to rise in the days ahead.
Many of the dead are in remote villages in the High Atlas mountains, the epicentre of the earthquake. Residents are using whatever equipment they can find as they struggle to reach their neighbours under the rubble.
Aftershocks have left families too frightened to seek shelter, with exhausted survivors forced to sleep in the streets.
Please support our Emergency Response today, giving anything you can to help save lives.
Islamic Relief's Response
Islamic Relief teams from neighbouring countries are en route, and we are rapidly working through local partners to conduct immediate needs assessments.
In the coming hours, we will work to provide urgent food supplies, emergency shelter and basic essentials to the people affected by the earthquake. Help us send relief today.
Islamic Relief’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Morocco, as they face the aftermath of one of the strongest earthquakes in years.
Historic Marrakech badly damaged
The earthquake, which was felt as far away as Algeria and Portugal, also shook historic Marrakech, the nearest major city to the epicentre. Homes and other buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage Site have collapsed.
The epicentre was in the High Atlas Mountains, 71km (44 miles) south-west of Marrakesh, at a depth of 18.5km. The earthquake killed people in the provinces and municipalities of al-Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant.
Blocked roads are preventing ambulances from reaching the wounded, and while officials are scrambling to clear debris, rescue and relief efforts are difficult amid the mountainous terrain, risk of landslides, and large distances.
Islamic Relief Canada's Libya Emergency Appeal
Donate to Libya
Over 5,000 people have died and 10,000 are missing after Storm Daniel made landfall in northeast Libya, resulting in strong winds, heavy rainfall and catastrophic flooding on Sunday September 10, 2023.
Two dams near the eastern city of Derna have collapsed, submerging much of the area. Entire neighborhoods are believed to have been washed away.
Extensive damage to vital infrastructure, telecommunication networks, roads and bridges is separating families from reuniting in the aftermath and isolating communities from aid.
Please donate generously and help save lives today.
How your donations can help people in Libya
Alongside keeping the flood-affected people of Libya in our prayers, we have a duty to not turn our back on them during this time of dire need.
You can help ease the burden of this catastrophe by donating towards our life-saving work. Islamic Relief is working through local partners to conduct immediate needs assessments and provide relief to those affected by the floods.
We are focused on providing urgent food supplies, emergency shelter and basic essentials at the moment. Help us send relief today.
$65 can provide life-saving essentials
$150 can provide a family with an emergency food pack
$250 can provide urgent shelter to those who have lost their home
Islamic Relief’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Libya, as they face the aftermath of one of the deadliest floods in North Africa in recent years.
The deadliest flood in North Africa in recent years
September flooding in Libya is the second deadliest flood North Africa has seen in more than a century, with a death toll in the thousands. The floods have affected several cities, including Al-Bayda, Al-Marj, Tobruk, Takenis, Al-Bayada, and Battah, as well as the eastern coast all the way to Benghazi.
Two dams on the Wadi Derna River burst after heavy rainfall overwhelmed them, sending millions of cubic metres of water downstream, hitting Derna – home to approximately 100,000 people.
Apartment blocks collapsed, a seafront bridge and entire neighbourhoods washed away as water rushed to the sea. Some 20,000 people have been displaced, with a death toll that is continually rising as rescue operations take place.
People are in urgent need of food, shelter, and support. Please donate generously and help save lives.
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