Morocco: The bright side of the dark and tragic earthquake

  • Letters
  • Tuesday, 26 Sep 2023

Houses were completely demolished, entire families were under the rubbles with no survivors, kids became all of a sudden orphans and parents found themselves without pre-notice vilomah. That is how things turned out to be, that tragic night of September 8th 2023, in Alhaouz region, the epicentre of the devastating earthquake, located near the famous touristic city of Marrakech in Morocco.

The grief was tremendous and the pain was beyond imagination, but the very next day fear and anxiety gave way to a noteworthy solidarity which, by the way, Moroccans have always been familiar with and which they have always shown whenever needed. It must be said that Moroccan citizens, inside as well as abroad, responded massively to the call of the heart, without even thinking of what the Government was supposed or planning to do, to comfort the victims in these moments of distress and pain.

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