From 1997 to 2013, MSF provided care to marginalized people in Morocco. MSF teams are now assessing the needs following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on September 8, 2023.
Morocco earthquake: MSF teams mobilize to assess needs
In response to the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco on September 8, killing more than 2,600 people and destroying structures around the area, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are now on the ground assessing the medical humanitarian needs.
Our work in Morocco
Between 1997 and 2013, MSF worked in Morocco to support migrants and to increase access to maternal and sexual healthcare.
How we helped in Morocco
MSF began working in Morocco in 1997 to provide care to excluded communities in Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier. Our programs were focused on increasing access to maternal and sexual healthcare. In the early 2000s, we began providing support to the migrants arriving in Morocco who were staying in hostels, and by providing outpatient consultations and referrals through mobile clinics.
In 2010, MSF provided care to migrants injured during mass raids and expulsions by the Moroccan police force. In 2013 we handed our projects over to local health and human rights organizations.