Morocco: Earthquake - Feb 2004
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A team from the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation left here today for Morocco and Mali to inaugurate.
The delegation will be led during the week-long humanitarian mission by the Foundation's Director Salim Al Dhahiri.
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Agenda Item 39 (a)
International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development
AL-HOCEIMA, May 24 - Moroccan prime ministrer, Driss Jettou, said here Monday that the government has earmarked a 2.6 billion Dirham (297 $million) budget for the emergency plan to rehabilitate and develop quake-hit northeastern region.
The earthquake, measuring 6.5 degrees on the Richter scale, flattened entire villages killing over 600 people and injuring nearly one thousand.
Speaking at a meeting, attended by several officials, on the emergency program, which "was approved by HM king Mohammed VI", Jettou said the budget comprises important funds allocated by the …
RABAT, May 20 - Donations to account 101, dedicated by HM king Mohammed VI in the wake of the quake that following the earthquake that jolted last February 24 the northeastern region of Al Hoceima, killing over 600 and making scores of injured, totalled 238.408.449,84 Dirhams (over $24 million), governor of Morocco's central bank, Abdellatif Jouahri, said.
"The number of contributors has exceeded one million, though the number, as registered at the collecting network, is of 724,000, for large numbers have been registered collectively."
The funds, he said, have not been …
RABAT, Apr. 08- The Mohammed V solidarity foundation has provided several forms of assistance and support to victims of the earthquake that jolted last February 24 the Moroccan northern region of Al Hoceima.
Le 24 février, un violent séisme frappe le nord du Maroc faisant 628 morts et 926 blessés. Huit villages sont touchés dans la Province d'Al Hoceima, où vivent environ 300.000 personnes. Ces villages situés dans des zones isolées, en montagne, sont difficilement accessibles aux secours. Plusieurs centaines d'habitats sont détruits en totalité et d'autres partiellement. A cette époque de l'année, les températures dans la région sont très basses et descendent même en dessous de zéro la nuit.
Morocco: (2004-03-27) - Operation Mercy Morocco recently sponsored a trauma counseling training seminar for locals willing to volunteer in the aftermath of Morocco's devastating earthquake on 24 February. The training was provided by Operation Mercy Turkey's project manager for disaster response.
Appeal launched on 24 February 2004
for CHF 2,832,000 (USD 2,282,852 or EUR 1,799,553) for 6 months for 30,000
Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 75,000;
Period covered: 08-20 March, 2004
AL HOCEIMA, Mar.22 - French experts visited Sunday the quake-stricken Al Hoceima region to assess damages resulting from the earthquake that killed last month 629 people and left hundreds of others injured.
Aid is pouring into northern Morocco in response to the devastating earthquake that hit the region in February.
Morocco: (2004-03-11) - As our workers arrived in the area where the earthquake had occurred to unload a truck of relief supplies that had just arrived, they were very much aware of the devastation around them. They were also pleased by the fact that it seems that many of the immediate needs have been met. There are still families however who are without tents and are sleeping in makeshift shelters.
RABAT, Mar.10 - Belgium will be contributing in the building of at least 200 houses in the northeastern city of Al Hoceima for victims of the powerful earthquake that jolted last February 24 the northeastern region, killing 629 people.
IMZOUREN, Mar.10 - HM King Mohammed VI toured this Wednesday a school and a pyscho-social support center in the town of Imzouren which was badly hit last February 24 by a 6 degree-quake in the northeastern region of Al-Hoceima.
RABAT, Mar.10 - A quake, of a 4.9 magnitude on the Richter open-ended scale, was reported this Wednesday at 4:22 am (GMT and local time) in the same region devastated last Feb.24 by a powerful earthquake that killed 629 people, injured over 900 others and left thousands homeless.
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Vienna, Austria, March 9, 2004 - The OPEC Fund for International Development has extended an emergency assistance grant of US$250,000 to the Kingdom of Morocco to help purchase relief items for victims of a massive earthquake. Registering 6.5 on the Richter Scale, the quake is the most powerful one to have hit the area in four decades, and has taken hundreds of lives and rendered thousands homeless.
ALHUCEMAS (MOROCCO): SITUATION REPORT 7