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Collaboration with the Red Cross for the Morocco Earthquake Cause 2023

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During the month of October collaboration with the Red Cross to support the situation following the earthquake in Morocco on 8 September 2023. The country was greatly affected by the earthquake, but above all the following were most affected Al Hauz, Marrakesh, Tarudant, Chichaua and Ouarzazat.

Morocco Earthquake (8 September 2023)

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City of Marrakech at sunset

An earthquake occurred on 8 September 2023. of great magnitude in Morocco of 6.8 on the Richter scale, at 11:11 p.m. local time. Whose The epicentre was located in the High Atlas Mountains, about 72 kilometres southwest of Marrakech.. Seriously affecting Al Hauz, Marrakesh, Tarudant, Chichaua and Ouarzazat. However, its impact was felt everywhere, reaching as far as Casablanca (in the north of the country).

Although some of the contemporary concrete buildings of the Marrakech While some parts of the old town were largely resistant to the quake, some parts of the old town did not fare as well. But the damage in the city, while significant, was nowhere near as destructive as in and around the High Atlas Mountains.

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City of Tetouan from the heights

The most inaccessible villages were the hardest hit and where the needs are greatest, also because of their remoteness from basic services. According to several reports, many buildings have been destroyedThey were not designed to withstand such a powerful earthquake, Hundreds of people have been killed, injured or left under the rubble.

Donation made by Grupo Ríos to the Red Cross Malaga

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Red Cross handing over the certificate of the donation made by Grupo Ríos in our offices.

Rios Groupwhich encompasses both Visitanddo.com and Autocares Ríos, has decided to support Morocco through a donation with the Red Cross. It has collected 10% of all profits earned from our excursion to Tetouan (Morocco) from Malaga and Algeciras for the whole month of October (a total of €1,119), an amount earmarked for the rescue and recovery efforts of this catastrophe.

However, it is important to mention that the situation is now fully under control and tourism continues as normal in all parts of the country.

If you are interested in visit Tetouan and discover the beautiful culture of MoroccoDo not hesitate to take one of our day trips.

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