Quake victims receive relief items from Food for the Hungry

By March 30, 2004

Morocco (MNN)–An earthquake that devastated villages in northern Morocco last month killed 629 people and injured 926 others, according to a final government toll.

The February 24th quake measured a 6.5-magnitude, destroying 2,539 homes, leaving 15,230 people homeless. Of the 926 injured, 101 are still in the hospital. The World Food Program launched a $200,000 emergency operation.

Food for the Hungry also launched response through Latin American partners in providing emergency relief to survivors. Blankets, tents and food have already been distributed to villages. With more than 700 staff members throughout Africa, this positions Food for the Hungry and its partners, to help neighboring countries quickly, including Morocco.

By meeting the physical needs and providing relief, teams represent the compassion of Christ. The result: an open door to future outreach and long-term ministry.

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