Muslim Hands is on the ground working alongside our partners assisting our brothers and sisters in Morocco. There is an urgent and imminent need for water, food, and shelter, as many are now sleeping on the floor in makeshift tents.
Remote villages like Tahanaout in the mountainous areas of Morocco were most affected. Homes were mainly built with mud, or basic materials and with little or no foundation. These villages now look like ghost villages as they have been reduced to rubble.
The roads to these areas are quite treacherous and are proving to be quite difficult to get to. Under normal circumstances, an hour’s trip is now taking up to 3 times the amount of time.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever’. [Bukhari]
It is impossible to not be moved by their suffering. Children are describing this as a doomsday event, as many have lost parents, aunts, uncles and even school friends. Lives have been lost, homes destroyed, businesses shattered, schools reduced to rubble. This is just some of the destruction that has been caused by the catastrophic earthquake.