Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik stated at a press conference Wednesday that Norway donates NOK 2 million (USD 289, 800) to the victims after the earthquake Tuesday. The shipment contained mainly tents, blankets, storage halls and Jerry cans.
Morocco asked for international help after the massive earthquake which measured 6.3 on the Richters Shale. The quake appears to have killed more than 560 people, injured more than 2,000 and left thousands of people homeless.
Sorrow and shock
Thousands of people are in the state of sorrow and shock, and they were forced to spend the night outside as their houses were in shatters or there were fear that the houses would collapse in the aftershocks.
Need more help
The Moroccan Red Crescent has 200 emergency workers in the area, among them is a medical team consisting of four doctors and 20 nurses.
The Red Crescent has, in collaboration with the authorities, already handed out a large number of blankets, tents, mattresses and tarps to the population in the earthquake area, but there is a need for more help.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies issued an appeal where they stated that there was a need for NOK 16 million (USD 2.3 million) to the victims of the quake.
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