Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has made a personal donation of MAD 1 billion ($100 million) to the special relief fund for the victims of the September 8 earthquake.
The donation was made after a vote from the board of directors of the Al Mada group, in which the King is a primary shareholder.
Earlier today, the monarch chaired an inter-ministerial committee to implement a resettlement plan for the displaced victims, including providing financial aid for victims to rebuild their homes.
Affected households will receive MAD 30,000 in emergency aid, followed by MAD 80,000 for those who had their homes partially collapse, and MAD 140,000 for those who had their homes completely collapse.
The earthquake hit several provinces on the night of September 8, mostly impacting rural areas with infrastructure that was not built to withstand the shock.
So far, it has left nearly 3,000 people dead, with over 5,000 suffering injuries of varying severities.
On Tuesday, the King visited the King Mohammed VI University Hospital in Marrakech, which is hosting many of the injured. After visiting some of the victims receiving treatment, he donated blood for the benefit of the relief efforts.