Disaster response Morocco

Earthquake in Morocco

Published on Sep 12, 2023 03:16 PM  -  Updated on Feb 16, 2024 11:53 AM
Télécoms Sans Frontières deployed to Morocco following the magnitude 6.8 earthquake on September 8, 2023, to reach the worst-hit areas where networks are down, and set up telecoms centers to support relief efforts and meet the needs of those affected.

Context: Natural disaster
Start Date: 09/09/2023
Status : Finished
Areas of intervention : Morocco


In the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Morocco’s Atlas Mountains region on Friday’s late evening, a TSF team deployed to support humanitarian response.

The 6.8-magnitude quake caused extensive human and material damage - with thousands killed and many injured, particularly in rural areas and in Marrakech.


Our team quickly mobilized to reach the affected areas on Saturday evening.


TSF conducted an on-site assessment of the current situation and needs of the Moroccan population. The most affected areas appeared to be Al Haouz, Taroudant, Chichoua and the city of Marrakesh. The team went to some of the most-affected areas where networks were destroyed or down to assess communication needs.

In collaboration with local players, we were able to gather information on the state of telecoms network in affected areas. Field assessments showed that telecoms networks were rapidly functional and relatively stable.