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The High Atlas Earthquake:

Disaster, crisis, and government response

 

Preliminary Results
Press Conference Call

 

Date and time: March 9, 2024, At 4:00 pm

The Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis is organizing a press conference to present the key findings of the report “The High Atlas Earthquake: Disaster, crisis, and government responses” on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

Natural disasters could be some of the biggest challenges faced by governments around the world. The Al Haouz earthquake of September 8th 2023 is the last of a series of shocks that have struck Morocco since the COVID-19 pandemic, posing urgent questions about the Moroccan government’s ability to tackle the situation and rescue the victims. The National authorities reported that 2,946 people lost their lives and 6,125 individuals were injured in the wake of this natural disaster. The government estimates that close to 60 thousand buildings have been totally or partially destroyed, mostly in remote and impoverished mountainous villages, affecting at least 300,000 people (Source: Interior Ministry).

The overall aim of the study is to examine to what extent the Al-Haouz earthquake disaster generally affected social capital and satisfaction with the government among individuals and to explore media coverage as the presumed mechanism underlying information sharing. The report relies on a comprehensive nationwide survey conducted by the institute in recent months to evaluate citizens’ satisfaction with post-disaster interventions and to examine the methods and approaches the government employed during and after the event. The survey findings serve as a significant source of insights, elucidating concrete plans requiring adjustments and reforms necessary to enhance intervention policies during natural disasters.

The Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA) is a non-profit independent policy research institution based in Rabat, Morocco. Founded by a group of trans-disciplinary researchers, MIPA’s mission is to produce systematic and in-depth analysis of relevant policy issues (political, social, economic, and cultural) that lead to new and innovative ideas for solving some of the most pressing issues relating to democracy.

Note: The press conference will be broadcasted on the institute’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MIPA.Institute

 

 

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MIPA is a non-profit independent research institution based in Rabat, Morocco. Founded by a group of transdisciplinary researchers, MIPA’s mission is to produce systematic and in-depth analysis of relevant policy issues that lead to new and innovative ideas for solving some of the most pressing issues relating to democracy.

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