Disaster Response. Step One.
Help earthquake survivors in Morocco right now by rapidly mobilizing search and rescue teams, highly trained responders, and vital relief supplies. Your generous donation holds the potential to be a life-saving force. Please lend your support today.
With assistance from United Airlines, American Airlines, and donors like you, Airlink has thus far facilitated free flights for 15 responders on behalf of eight different NGO partners. This includes Disaster Tech Lab, Fuel Relief Fund, GAiN, GlobalMedic, Humanity First UK, IsraAID, Human Initiative, and Grenzenlose Wärme.
On the ground, partners are focused on coordinating logistics and shelter and distributing tents, food, non-food items (NFIs).
The rainy season in Morocco begins in October. Makeshift settlements in the Atlas Mountains will be exposed to rain and potential landslides. With the cold weather approaching and more IDPs using gas heaters, there is also the risk of fire across these communities.
Airlink is Responding by Supporting the Mobilization, Transport, and Logistics Needs of NGOs
The death toll has increased to 2,122 and 2,421 injured. Greatest needs include shelter materials, medical support, food, and water. The UN along with several governments around the world are ready to assist. Algeria has also opened its airspace for humanitarian flights to Morocco. The next few days will be critical for finding people trapped by rubble. Some of the worst affected areas are remote and mountainous and therefore hard to reach given the damage to roads and access constraints. An official call for international assistance is yet to be issued. Airlink is responding by supporting the mobilization, transport, and logistics needs of NGOs and is coordinating with those that are developing plans to send response teams and aid supplies.