Charity staff from Birmingham stated they’d been supporting individuals who have “misplaced their whole households” amid the earthquake in Morocco.
The nation was hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake on 8 September, killing nearly 3,000 individuals.
Lower than 48 hours later, volunteers from Islamic Assist, primarily based in Balsall Heath, flew out to offer assist.
They’re interesting for donations to assist arrange a “tent village” to deal with displaced households.
Nazim Tasadiq, the charity’s director of worldwide programmes and partnerships, stated: “As plenty of the individuals we’re seeing have been left homeless, we’re doing all we are able to to distribute meals, hygiene kits, blankets, clothes to assist them throughout this extraordinarily troublesome interval.
“Our work has been in rural areas the place whole villages have been destroyed.”
Additionally amongst these serving to was Yaseen Sheikh, the charity’s donor care supervisor, from Nuneaton in Warwickshire.
“We had been serving to individuals who had nothing however the garments they had been carrying, who had misplaced their whole households and whose houses had been nothing however rubble,” he stated.
“What was astounding was their resilience and the dignity they displayed within the face of such a calamity
“Regardless of having nothing besides the garments they had been carrying, a few of them had been even apologising to us, saying ‘we’re sorry you have needed to come right here’.”
The charity stated it could be sending extra individuals out to assist this week.
“What has been actually uplifting is the way in which everybody has come collectively to assist the individuals of Morocco, particularly donors in Birmingham and the UK who’ve been supporting the emergency reduction efforts,” Mr Sheikh added.
“We can’t thank them sufficient.”