Morocco has accepted aid from Spain, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates to help with quake rescue efforts , according to a statement from Morocco’s Interior Ministry.
Specialised search and rescue teams have entered into field communications with their Moroccan counterparts on Sunday, September 10.
The announcement follows a high-level meeting chaired by King Mohammed VI to address the situation.
During this session, the King expressed “expressed the deepest gratitude of the Moroccan Kingdom to friendly and sisterly countries that have shown solidarity with the Moroccan people, many of which have conveyed their willingness to provide assistance during this exceptional period.”
the statement said Moroccan authorities conducted a precise assessment of the needs on the ground, taking into account that a lack of coordination in such situations would lead to adverse outcomes.
At least 2122 people were killed and 2421 were wounded, in the powerful earthquake that rocked Morocco’s central province of Al Haouz late on Friday evening, according to an updated Interior ministry toll issued on Sunday 8 pm.
The public authorities are continuing their efforts to speed up rescue operations, evacuate and provide care for the injured, and mobilize all necessary resources to respond to the repercussions of this painful tragedy.