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Support the emergency response

Support needed right now

Help provide emergency assistance and ongoing relief for children and families devasted by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco on Friday, 8th September.

ChildFund is is helping to provide assistance on the ground in Morocco and supporting to initiate longer term help. 

Right now, you can be there to support children and families affected by the Morocco Earthquakes. 

The Situation

Illness and death

Put simply, dirty water kills. Waterborne diseases are responsible for the deaths of more than 1,000 children under 5 every single day in developing countries. 

Lost opportunities

In some remote communities, water sources can be tens of kilometres away. Children have to spend time searching for water when they should be in school, building futures.


Children who spend hours walking over great distances to collect water are extremely vulnerable. To accident and injury, to animal attacks, and sadly, to sexual abuse and exploitation too.



On 8th September, a magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit the Kingdom of Morocco's High Atlas Mountain.

2,900 lives lost

The number of casualties is expected to rise as search and rescue operations continue.

100,000 children affected

The Ministry of Education report damage of 530 schools and 55 boarding schools.

2,562 injured

The number of injured indviduals is expected to rise as families are still trapped under rubble in the wake of aftershocks.

18,000 families affected

Thousands of children and families from the Al-Haouz region are affected.

71km from Marrakesh

The epicentre of the Morocco earthquake started in the Al Haouz region, about 71km from Marrakesh.

everyday, 14-year-old rebecca SpendS 2-3 hourS walking to find water. 

Time She could be Spending on learning and being a kid.

I think about water more than anything else.

Imagine waking up before sunrise every morning and spending hours walking to find a water source, standing in a long queue to access a muddy hole in the ground that everyone in the village and their livestock use.

Carrying 20 litres of dirty water all the way home on your back and then serving it to the people you love most, constantly suffering from stomach pain, diarrhea and sometimes losing children to water-related diseases.

My brother Steven was sick three weeks ago. He was very sick. The little boy had stomach problems, headache, nose bleeding, and I think it was because of the water. 

Help wash away the injustice of dirty water. For good.

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