[Earthquake in Morocco] Singapore Red Cross Supports Immediate Relief and Recovery Operations

Singapore, 10 September 2023 In response to the recent earthquake in central Morocco, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is pledging USD50,000 in humanitarian aid to directly support ongoing relief efforts by the Moroccan Red Crescent. SRC has also launched a public fundraising appeal for recovery operations in Morocco.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and injury, as well as damage to property and livelihoods, arising from the devastating disaster. We are in touch with our sister National Society, and we will continue to closely assess the situation as it evolves over the next few days. We stand ready to provide further support  to the emergency relief and recovery operations, including possibly deploying our responders on the ground. When we launch our fundraising appeal in the week ahead, I hope the people of Singapore will support us in bringing hope and help to affected communities across the Marrakesh provinces and municipalities,” said Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General/CEO of Singapore Red Cross. 

The Singapore Red Cross has also activated its “Restoring Family Links” (RFL) service to assist Singapore residents to locate their immediate family members who may have been affected by the disaster with whom they have difficulty in contacting. For assistance, please email rfl@redcross.sg.

Currently, the Moroccan Red Crescent (MRC) has been closely coordinating relief efforts with the local authorities to dispatch immediate relief items to the affected communities. MRC assistance included evacuation, first aid, transporting the wounded to the hospital and psychological support. Paramedics and first aid trained volunteers have also been deployed to the affected areas to render immediate first aid to the injured. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has deployed emergency response units to assist with the relief, water sanitation and healthcare.

Cited as the most powerful earthquake to hit Morocco in more than a century, the quake registering a magnitude of 6.8 has caused widespread damage to Marrakech and the provinces and municipalities surrounding the High Atlas mountains range. The quake has claimed the lives of 820 people while leaving 672 injured. The number of casualties is expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue

Response to Earthquake in Morocco

1) Make an online donation - Giving.sg or Donation Portal

2) Fundraise for SRC

Register as a third party fundraiser and email us the completed form.


Set up an online fundraising campaign on Giving.sg.

3) PayNow

Go to "PayNow" > Click "PayNow to UEN" > Key in “S86CC0370EGEN” > Key in the amount you would like to donate > Input “Morocco Earthquake Relief” under Bill Reference.


Go to "Scan & Pay" > Scan QR Code below > Key in the amount you would like to donate > Input “Morocco Earthquake Relief” under Bill Reference.


4) DBS LiveBetter

Visit the DBS Digibank App > Click on "More" > Scroll down to "Other Services" and click on "LiveBetter" > Login to your Digibank Account > Click on "Give Better" > Under "Highlight", click on "Morocco Earthquake Relief" > Select "Contribute to the Campaign" > Insert Amount (in SGD) > Click "Next" and then "Transfer Now".

5) Cheque donation

Please make cheque payable to Singapore Red Cross Society, to be posted to Singapore Red Cross, 6 Fort Canning Rd, #02-01 YWCA, Singapore 179494. Please leave your name, postal address, number / email address and indicate “Morocco Earthquake Relief” at the back of your cheque. 


  • Donations to overseas efforts are not tax-deductible.
  • In the event that donations exceed the expenses incurred by Singapore Red Cross in this specific disaster response, any surplus or unspent money, after three years from the date of inception of the fund, can be used to prepare for and serve communities affected by other disasters or may be used to complement or to sustain projects undertaken by SRC in helping the vulnerable in areas affected by disasters.

Appeal period: 12 September to 31 December 2023

Image via Moroccan Red Crescent