Afreximbank donates $500,000 to Morocco for earthquake relief


Morocco has received US$500,000 donation from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) which would provide immediate humanitarian relief to hard-hit regions.

The bank made the announcement in a statement issued on Tuesday in Cairo and made available to Zambia Monitor.

The bank stated that the donation would be channeled towards assisting the government in its disaster recovery, relief and reconstruction efforts.

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This, would, also enable the government provide basic needs of food, water, clothing and shelter, as well as restoring power and other essential services to impacted families.

The bank, specifically stated that the humanitarian aid would be channeled especially to hard-hit regions of of Al Haouz, Chichaoua, Taroudant, Amizmiz and Marrakesh, following the devastation caused by a massive magnitude 6.8 earthquake.

This is said to be the strongest earthquake to hit the nation’s center in more than a century with a fatality rate reportedly reaching nearly 3,000 and many more injured.

It is also reported that historical and cultural sites suffered severe damage and many citizens have been left displaced.

Afreximbank President and Chairman Prof, Benedict Oramah, said: “we are committed to helping the government of Morocco recover from this devastating earthquake.”

“It will lend a helping hand to support organizations on the ground as they continue recovery efforts. Our hearts and players go out to Morocco, a member state of the bank and her citizens in these trying time,” he said.

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