MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, MOROCCO—Muhammadiyah has responded to the devastating 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday (September 8). The quake killed more than 2,000 people and injured thousands more.
The Muhammadiyah Emergency Medical Team (EMT) set up a field hospital in Ighermane, a village in the Atlas Mountains that was heavily affected by the earthquake. The team has provided medical assistance and care to survivors, many of whom are suffering from injuries. The field hospital is a lifeline for the people of Ighermane, who have been left without access to primary medical care after the earthquake.
In addition to medical assistance, Muhammadiyah has provided essential supplies, such as food, water, blankets, and tents, to help refugees from unpredictable weather. Particular service has also been provided to children and women, including diapers and sanitary napkins.
The earthquake has presented a significant challenge for Morocco, with thousands of people affected and homes destroyed. However, with the hard work and cooperation of organizations like Muhammadiyah, hope and assistance continue to flow to those in need.
The Chairman of PCIM Morocco, Jundi Abdurrahman, mentioned that Muhammadiyah, through the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) and the Muhammadiyah Special Branch (PCIM) of Morocco, is collaborating with the Moroccan Red Crescent and exchanging information to identify the earthquake survivors’ needs.
Besides, Lazismu, Muhammadiyah humanitarian arm, is currently conducting a fundraising campaign to help earthquake survivors in Morocco. The public is encouraged to donate to Lazismu to support the relief efforts.
With the cooperation and support of all parties, the post-earthquake response can be more effective and help the Moroccan people in need. To donate to Muhammadiyah’s earthquake relief efforts, please visit the official website of Lazismu.