Morocco: Floods - Nov 2010
On 29 November 2010, flash floods triggered by torrential rains hit the North of Essaouira, affecting 11 governorates of Morocco, resulting in 32 deaths and nearly 15,000 affected families. IFRC, 15 Oct 2011
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).
Summary: CHF 195,002 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 5 December, 2010 to support the national society in delivering assistance to some 4,000 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
The floods that hit 11 governorates of the kingdom of Morocco on November 29, 2010 causing 32 deaths, thousands of homeless and property damage, were again a hard test for the vulnerable population.
posted on 04/01/2011
The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is carrying out a massive humanitarian programme to deliver basic food and shelter supplies to population affected by floods that swept some parts of Morocco recently.
The RCA is coordinating with the UAE Embassy in Rabat to ensure delivery of best relief services so as to improve humanitarian conditions of the flood-victims.
A RCA team will leave for Morocco tomorrow to oversee distribution of assistance, purchased from the local market, to the regions most hit by the floods.
The RCA has received a humanitarian …
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CHF 195,002 (USD 200,266 or EUR 149,312) has been allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Moroccan National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 4,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Summary: Since 29 November flash floods triggered by torrential rain have killed 32 people, several others have been injured and the search is continuing to locate other missing persons. Also many thousands are left homeless.
Many thousands of families are living in public halls.
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30 Nov 2010 17:12:17 GMT
* Most deaths are in bus swept away by floodwaters
* Flights and communication systems of some banks hit
(Recasts with new death toll, details from TV)
RABAT, Nov 30 (Reuters) - At least 30 people have been killed in Morocco after heavy rain and floods, official sources said on Tuesday.
The official MAP news agency said 24 people died when a bus carrying them was swept away by a flooding river in the Atlantic coastal town of Bouznika, south of the capital Rabat.
Four people, including three from the same family, died when heavy …