2023 (EN)

After the strong earthquake that caused so many victims, the Marrakech btanch office of the United States of the World and the Fondazione Mediterraneo - directed by Prof. Lhassan Hbid in collaboration with Prof. Mohamed Knidiri - with the coordination of Secretary-General Prof. Michele Capasso, is activating the best synergies to "rope in" and provide concrete aid to the populations affected by the earthquake.
Already in the evening of 9 September 2023, a team from the ROE, 'Raggruppamento Operativo Emergenze' - a founding member of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD - arrived in Marrakech with President Giovan Battista Marchegiani and other operators with considerable experience in Maxi Emergencies, in particular first emergency interventions for areas hit by seismic events and the creation of reception facilities for people left homeless.
They will bring decades of experience developed in the many emergencies they have managed and coordinated (L'Aquila, Amatrice, Prezmyls, Ukraine, Poland, etc.).
Thanks to Dr. Mana Al Otaiba -  Ambassador to the United States of the World - the team members were hosted at the Royal Mirage Hotel in Marrakech.
TG2 RAI journalist Silvia Squizzato took part in the mission.
The team made an initial assessment of the real situation in order to subsequently structure projects with the local authorities to assist the population.
The most affected localities on the slopes of Morocco's main mountain range were reached: in particular the locality of Moulai Brahim where, as in all the villages encountered, people are deprived of any kind of assistance. The displaced people have settled themselves in makeshift shelters made of bamboo canes, tarpaulins and blankets. Thousands of people, the elderly and very young children sleep outside both day and night with the consequences of the drop in temperature.
In these hours we are helping to set up shelters for the homeless, assisting them with basic necessities, medicines and food parcels. Tents and sleeping bags and blankets are urgently needed. The mission will also start scouting and monitoring activities for sending goods and materials to Morocco, which will be collected in Italy with the support and coordination of the Secretary General of the United States of the World Prof. Michele Capasso.