The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid will provide humanitarian assistance to earthquake-stricken Morocco, distributing durable foodstuffs and hygiene products.
Members of the organization told a press conference that the first delegation flew to Marrakesh on Sunday. “This time we are not primarily focusing on searches with dogs or searching for missing people, but we plan to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake,” executive director Márton Juhász said, adding that they will purchase supplies locally for donations. These will be transported to their destination with locally rented vehicles. In addition to delivering donations, the delegation will assess local needs. The search and rescue team of the organisation is already prepared to provide reinforcement if necessary and could depart as soon as Monday. The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid is organising a national fundraiser for contributions to the aid effort. More than 2,000 people have been confirmed dead in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the North African country late on Friday, with the homes of thousands have become uninhabitable.
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