Following the devastating earthquake that struck Morocco on September 8, France wishes once more to express its heartfelt sympathy, extend its condolences to bereaved families, assure the families of the missing that they are in our thoughts, and express its full support to all those who were injured or suffered damage.
This morning, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna announced the decision to release five million euros in humanitarian loans to bolster the emergency response. Specialized humanitarian organizations that are already on the ground and active in the affected areas will receive the funds, which will benefit communities affected by the earthquake, supporting the work of the Moroccan authorities.
Furthermore, on Saturday, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs opened the Local Government External Action Fund and the Business Support Fund, allowing these organizations to financially contribute to solidarity efforts aiding impacted communities.
France stands in full solidarity with the Moroccan people and authorities during this tragedy.