Rescue workers continue to dig through the rubble looking for survivors following a deadly 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco on Friday (Sept. 8). With a death toll of more than 2,400 and more than 2,400 injured, it is reportedly the most destructive earthquake to hit the country in decades.
Send Relief, the compassion ministry arm of the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board, is responding through local partners who reportedly mobilized within hours of the earthquake to provide help and supplies to families in the affected region.
Most of the damage is reportedly in remote, mountainous villages that are difficult for rescue workers to reach. The death toll is expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue.
“Please pray for the people of Morocco as they process the physical and emotional devastation of the earthquake,” Send Relief urges.
Ways to help
For more information on how you can help, check with your church, association or state Baptist convention to find out how they are contributing to ongoing relief efforts in Morocco, your state and beyond. To contact your state convention for more information, click here. For more information about Send Relief’s efforts in Morocco, click here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was compiled from news reports by The Baptist Paper. With reporting from the North American Mission Board.