A devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit Morocco and stunned the world. The quake that took place on Friday 8th September at 23:11 has killed over 2900 people and injured hundreds more.



Many of the fatalities have taken place in hard-to-reach mountainous areas, with the epicenter of the earthquake located near the town of Ighil in the High Atlas Mountains, about 72 kilometers southwest of the city of Marrakesh.

This quake was the strongest to hit this part of the North African nation in more than 120 years and the impact has been catastrophic with buildings destroyed and already impoverished families left with nothing. 

Penny Appeal are working with our partners on the ground to deliver essential aid to communities affected by this tragic quake. Our teams are working hard to reach those most in need and help save as many lives as possible as we anticipate the colossal damage this tragic event will have. 


BBC Look North - Penny Appeal Earthquake Emergency Response, our CEO on the Ground in Morocco

Our CEO Ridwana talks to SKY News about Penny Appeal's response to the devestating earthquake

ITV News - Penny Appeal on the ground in Marrakesh after Morocco Earthquake

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