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2023 Morocco Earthquake

On Friday, September 8, a powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco.  The deadly earthquake's epicenter was located in the High Atlas mountain range, about 45 miles southwest of Marrakech, a city of 840,000 people.

As of September 13, nearly 2,900 people have been reported dead, and hundreds more injured, we fear the death toll will rise with many trapped in rubble and in hard-to-reach areas of south Marrakech.

Mariam Mzoughi , Save the Children North Africa representative, said: "It’s heartbreaking to hear of the events of last night and we know that this disaster will pose significant threats to the safety of children and their families across the country.

We are currently monitoring the situation closely and reaching out to agencies on the ground to see what support may be possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected."

Morocco Earthquake: What You Need to Know

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