September 11, 2023


Our team is actively monitoring the devastating earthquake in Morocco and floods in Libya. In the initial stages of international crises such as these, businesses that are looking to help can prioritize assistance for impacted employees and their families, as well as support credible, established humanitarian NGOs. Humanitarian needs will fluctuate as the on-the-ground situation changes. These situations are substantial, so financial contributions will move faster than donated goods. Cash assists with bolstering the supply chains of responders already positioned to meet humanitarian needs, while also avoiding burdening those supply chains with goods that are well intended but not appropriate for these particular crises.

This page will provide up-to-date guidance and resources to help the business community effectively contribute to response efforts.

Flooding in Libya

Mediterranean Storm Daniel caused major flooding throughout northeast Libya on September 9, 2023. The flooding then caused two major dams to collapse, destroying entire neighborhoods and leaving many with nowhere to go. A large number of casualties have been accounted for as search and rescue teams look for those still missing. The city of Derna recieved the highest impact from the storm, and the Red Cresent estimates it to have nearly 20,000 casualties.

Organizations responding in Libya:

Morocco Earthquake

On September 8, 2023, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco at 11:11 pm local time. The earthquake's epicenter was in the High Atlas mountain range southwest of Marrakesh. Many of the deaths have occurred in hard-to-reach locations throughout the mountain region, and the death toll continues to rise as the rescue and recovery process takes place. The World Health Organization estimates that 300,000 people have been affected by the earthquake.

Organizations responding in Morocco: