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International aid groups mobilize in Morocco

A rescue team on Tuesday recovers the body of a woman who was killed by the earthquake in Morocco. Associated Press/Photo by Mosa'ab Elshamy

International aid groups mobilize in Morocco

Bulldozers, rescue crews, and first responders are still recovering bodies after Friday’s earthquake in Morocco that killed over 2,900 people. The UN estimates that the quake affected at least 300,000 people, and UNICEF reported that 100,000 of them are children.

How has the Moroccan government responded? Morocco has limited the amount of aid coming in. As of Wednesday, the country is only accepting assistance from four countries— Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar—along with nongovernmental organizations. The government explained that poorly coordinated aid “would be counterproductive,” but the response has prompted skepticism from some parties.

Dig deeper: Read Onize Ohikere’s report in World Tour on how Morocco is moving forward after the earthquake.

Tobin Jacobson

Tobin Jacobson is a student at Patrick Henry College and the World Journalism Institute.

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