Charity staff from Birmingham stated they had been offering help to individuals who had “misplaced their total households” amid the earthquake in Morocco.
It hit the nation with a magnitude of 6.8 An earthquake on September 8 killed nearly 3,000 people.
Lower than 48 hours later, volunteers from Muslim Assist, based mostly in Balsall Heath, went to assist.
They’re interesting for donations to assist set up a “tent village” to accommodate displaced households.
“As a result of so lots of the individuals we see are homeless, we’re doing every part we will to distribute meals, hygiene kits, blankets and clothes to assist them,” stated Nazem Tseddok, the charity’s director of worldwide applications and partnerships. Throughout this very tough interval.
“Our work was in rural areas the place total villages had been destroyed.”
Amongst those that additionally helped was Yassin Sheikh, the charity’s donor care supervisor, from Nuneaton in Warwickshire.
“We had been serving to individuals who had nothing however the garments they had been sporting, who had misplaced their total households and whose houses had been nothing however rubble,” he stated.
“What’s wonderful is their resilience and the dignity they’ve proven within the face of such a catastrophe
“Despite the fact that they’d nothing however the garments they had been sporting, a few of them apologized to us, saying, ‘We’re sorry you needed to come right here.’”
The charity stated it could ship extra individuals to assist this week.
“What is absolutely comforting is the best way everybody has come collectively to assist the Moroccan individuals, particularly the donors in Birmingham and the UK who’ve supported the emergency aid efforts,” Mr. Sheikh added.
“We will not thank them sufficient.”