Morocco has recently experienced its deadliest earthquake in decades, claiming the lives of more than 2,500 people. Thousands of others are injured and countless have been left homeless. Emergency services are working tirelessly to reach remote areas where people may still be trapped.
It's crucial to remember that natural disasters like this create especially vulnerable conditions for women and girls. The Girl Rising global community stands in solidarity with Morocco, mourning the losses and seeking ways to provide assistance to those most impacted, especially women and girls.
Here are four organizations where you can make a meaningful difference and support critical relief efforts:
Global Giving: Teaming up with Global Citizen, Global Giving collects funds and channels them to impactful local organizations, ensuring survivors receive shelter, food, water, menstrual supplies, and infant supplies.
Moroccan Red Crescent Society (MRCS): MRCS, in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross, has dedicated rescue teams providing emergency care, social support, and transportation for the injured.
CARE: CARE is actively accepting donations with a focus on prioritizing care for groups rendered especially vulnerable by the earthquake, including women, girls, youth, and marginalized communities.
UNICEF: The United Nations' children's agency, UNICEF, is collecting donations to provide essential shelter, water, medical care, and social support, placing a special emphasis on youth and families.