Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. Red Cross responds to emergency.
31 Mar 2016 – In late February, a cold wave swept across Morocco, bringing strong winds and freezing temperatures to several regions of the country, while the Middle Atlas, north of the High Atlas, the Rif and the eastern highlands saw heavy snowfall.
More than 750,000 people were affected by the unseasonable weather conditions, with many left in urgent need for food, warm clothes and shoes, blankets, medicines, heaters and other winterization items.
As soon as the first weather warnings were issued, the Moroccan Red Crescent (Red Cross) mobilized its branches and volunteers, ensuring a coordinated response to the emergency.
As a result of the exceptional weather conditions, several illnesses have been recorded among affected communities including rheumatism, flu, cough, throat pain, and skin conditions – mainly caused by the lack of suitable clothes to protect from the cold.
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“In the Netherlands we have a lot of Moroccan immigrants,” says Argiris. “But this news has never been published by the Dutch MSM.”