Moroccan monarch, King Mohammed VI, announced national mourning for 3 days on Saturday evening for the souls lost due to the devastating earthquake and ordered the acceleration of rescue operations.
The Moroccan Royal Palace issued a statement, as reported by the official news agency, outlining the instructions given by King Mohammed VI following his chairing of a session on disaster relief in the painful earthquake.
The Moroccan Royal Palace stated that King Mohammed VI allocated resources to support immediate relief efforts in affected areas, including shelter, nutrition, and basic needs.
- Addressing the urgent needs in affected regions through the Ministry of Local Government and Spatial Planning, to facilitate relief and support for earthquake victims in the most affected areas.
- Immediate care for all homeless individuals due to the earthquake, especially in terms of shelter, nutrition, and basic necessities.
- Supporting the affected populations, particularly those residing in remote areas, with the necessary resources.
- Promptly dispatching rescue teams to the affected regions to assist in search and rescue operations.
- The urgent provision of relief and medical assistance to those injured and affected by the earthquake.
- Formation of reserves and stockpiles of primary necessities (medicines, tents, beds, food, etc.) at the regional level to address all forms of disasters.
- Declaration of mourning and condolences for the period of calamity, including prayers for the departed.
- The King of Morocco directed his government to coordinate with the Ministries of Health and Social Affairs to perform funeral prayers for the victims of this tragic event.
- Expressing gratitude to sister and friendly countries for their support during these critical times.
- In light of these circumstances, the nation’s leaders thanked King Mohammed VI for his leadership in taking the necessary measures to confront this unprecedented crisis.
- Measures involving the Moroccan Armed Forces included strengthening search and rescue teams, providing immediate relief and medical care, supplying necessary medical equipment to affected areas, deploying field hospitals and medical teams to support the injured, and involving the military in relief efforts in affected regions.
The Absentee Prayer
His Majesty the King of Morocco instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to perform funeral prayers for the souls of those absent in this national tragedy.
Thanks to sister and friendly countries
The Moroccan government expressed its deep gratitude to the brotherly and friendly countries for their solidarity and support during these critical circumstances.
In light of these circumstances, the nation’s leaders thanked King Mohammed VI for his leadership in taking the necessary measures to confront this unprecedented crisis.
The measures involving the Moroccan Armed Forces included:
- Reinforcement of search and rescue teams and the provision of immediate relief and medical care.
- Supplying affected areas with the necessary medical equipment.
- Deployment of field hospitals and medical teams to support the injured.
- The military’s involvement in the relief efforts in affected regions.