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| 24 July 2024, Wednesday |

Morocco announces monthly financial aid of $250 for earthquake-affected families

The Moroccan government announced on Monday a decision to start the payment of $250 to needy families as part of its emergency program to rehabilitate and help rebuild homes destroyed in the Al Haouz earthquake.

Starting from October 6 to October 16, the families benefiting from the program are those whose homes were partially or completely collapsed from the earthquake.

The quake-affected families, who would not have received financial aid during the aforementioned period, can present their grievances to the relevant provincial commissions in order to examine and rule on them, the same source pointed out.

The aid came following the 5th meeting of the Interministerial Commission in charge of deploying an emergency program to rehabilitate and help rebuild homes destroyed in the Al Haouz earthquake. It was chaired by Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch.

The commission also decided to launch the road upgrading and widening operation, which will focus in a first phase on the opening and widening of the road between Ouirgane and Tlat N’Yacoub and the road linking Tizi N’tasset and Tafoughalet, and to begin the payment of aids to farmers for the reconstitution of the national herd, as well as the subsidy of barley and compound feed in the disaster areas.

Additionally, it decided to immediately and convergently implement urgent reconstruction projects through the launch of architectural and technical studies which relate in particular to the reconstruction and upgrading of more than 1,000 schools, the upgrading of 42 local health centers, as well as the actions aimed at shoring historic sites and reinforcing and restorate mosques, Zaouias and mausoleums.

 

    Source:
  • Asharq Al-Awsat