O earthquake [entre 6,8 e 7 na escala de Richter] It happened on the night of September 8th to 9th in the province of Al-Haouz, in the center-south of the country.

According to the most recent official report, almost 3,000 people died and more than 5,600 were injured in the earthquake that hit the province, located south of Marrakesh, particularly affecting remote mountainous areas.

The amount predicted by the authorities, of 120 billion dirhams [cerca de 11 mil milhões de euros]should benefit 4.2 million inhabitants over a period of five years, said the royal office in a press release.

The program concerns in particular the “relocation of affected people, the reconstruction of homes and the rehabilitation of infrastructure”, specified the note, published at the end of a meeting chaired by the monarch Mohammed VI.

Furthermore, the program will also allow the “opening and modernization of territories” and aims to encourage “economic activity” in these largely disadvantaged regions.

Since the earthquake, survivors have been placed in camps, where they live with the help of authorities and volunteers.

The number of people displaced by the earthquake is not known.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2404012/marrocos-destina-11-mil-milhoes-de-euros-para-zonas-afetadas-pelo-sismo

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