Media Tip Sheet: Humanitarian Relief Efforts Following Tragic Earthquake in Morocco

September 12, 2023

Several world leaders have offered aid and support for Morocco after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country on Friday, killing thousands and people and leaving many more still unaccounted for. According to The Washington Post, Morocco has been slow to accept foreign aid. Countries like the U.S., France, Germany, and Italy as well as the United Nations said they were waiting to offer help and support in any way they could.

GW's Maryam Z. Deloffre

Maryam Z. Deloffre is an associate professor of international affairs and director of the Humanitarian Action Initiative at the George Washington University. Deloffre’s research and publications focus on the governance and coordination of global humanitarian action with empirical emphasis on collective quality and accountability standard-setting, the coordination of emergency response and localization. She has also investigated the coordination and governance of global pandemic response with empirical focus on the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the COVID-19 pandemic. Deloffre’s areas of expertise include humanitarian governance and coordination, NGOs, NGO accountability, global governance, and pandemic response. Deloffre has been following the tragedy and can discuss relief efforts for the people of Morocco.

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