In the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake that struck Morocco, claiming the lives of over 1,000 people, Poland has stepped forward with an unwavering commitment to provide any necessary assistance. Both the Polish President and Prime Minister have expressed their solidarity and readiness to aid Morocco in this time of crisis.
President Andrzej Duda conveyed his heartfelt condolences and support in a statement issued on Saturday night, just before the Moroccan authorities disclosed the devastating extent of the tragedy. “In the face of the tragic earthquake in Morocco, with more than 1,000 people killed, I would like to stress that Poland stands ready to provide any help necessary,” President Duda affirmed, underlining Poland’s preparedness to extend its assistance.
He further added, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the people of Morocco,” expressing Poland’s deep sympathy for the nation grappling with the aftermath of this devastating earthquake.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki echoed these sentiments, emphasizing Poland’s commitment to aiding Morocco in this trying time. “The immense scale of the tragedy in Morocco is deeply distressing. Poland stands ready to offer needed assistance, including our rescue team,” Prime Minister Morawiecki stated, emphasizing the gravity of the situation.
As the true magnitude of the disaster unfolded, the Moroccan Interior Ministry reported on Saturday night that a staggering 2,012 people had lost their lives, with an additional 2,059 individuals injured, including 1,404 in critical condition. This earthquake, the deadliest in Morocco in over six decades, registered a magnitude of 6.8, with its epicentre located approximately 72 kilometres southwest of Marrakech.
Poland’s unwavering support in the face of this humanitarian crisis underscores the global community’s commitment to extending assistance and solidarity to Morocco during this challenging time.