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Top-Rated Charities Providing Aid and Assistance for the Victims of the Moroccan Earthquake

   Sep 12, 2023

CharityWatch announces a list of highly efficient and accountable charities involved in efforts to provide emergency assistance and aid for the victims of the recent earthquake that hit Morocco on September 8, 2023.

On Friday, September 8th a powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountain range. The quake’s epicenter was not far from the popular city of Marrakech, a tourist and economic hub in Morocco. It is estimated that nearly 3,000 people are dead while thousands have been injured. According to the World Health Organization, more than 300,000 people have been affected by the massive earthquake. The earthquake is the strongest and deadliest to strike the nation in more than 60 years.

Morocco’s government is under pressure to accept more international aid. It has accepted help from four countries so far – Spain, the UK, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

The full extent of the devastation will not be known for weeks or months.

The people of Morocco need immediate aid and relief.

The charities listed below are Top-Rated by CharityWatch for spending at least 75% of their cash budgets on programs; for maintaining fundraising efficiency of $25 or less to raise each $100 in cash donations; and for meeting CharityWatch's governance & transparency benchmarks

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ATTENTION: The charities listed in this alert were Top-Rated by CharityWatch at the time of its publication. CharityWatch updates our ratings throughout the year. To see if a particular charity is currently Top-Rated, please click on its name, below.


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