Moroccans in Diaspora Rush Home to Help Quake Victims
Rescue efforts continue in Morocco as the country grapples with the aftermath of the strongest earthquake to hit the country in the last 120 years. The earthquake wreaked havoc on areas of Marrakech and nearby communities, claiming nearly three thousand lives. Local and international rescue efforts continue as crews race against time to provide aid to hardest hit villages in mountainous areas. Yasmine El Baggari is a Moroccan entrepreneur living in the U.S. She rushed back home to help in the aid effort, working with the World Central Kitchen to provide warm meals to people whose homes were destroyed. From Marrakech, Yasmine spoke to VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi about the rescue efforts and the impact that the earthquake had on other aspects of Moroccan life.