This Saturday, September 9, a terrible earthquake of magnitude 7 has left nearly 3 dead and as many injured in Morocco to date. It's a race against time for the rescue teams already on site.
Our friends from Rescuers Without Borders (SSF) are currently providing care to hundreds of people in the villages of the High Atlas, the most affected but also the most difficult to access.
And if SSF rescuers were able to be on the ground so quickly, it is thanks to the help provided by Heart & ACT. This Moroccan association has been helping the villages of the High Atlas since 2018 and knows this region and its needs perfectly.
As there are thousands of injured people, the medical equipment is rapidly melting... To treat the survivors, we need betadine, gas squares, bandages, serum, medicines and so much more. other things… which are sorely lacking.
In 2018, a UN report reported 2 children abandoned on the streets of Tananarive, the capital. Five years later, this sad figure has risen to more than 24!
To break the vicious circle of poverty and violence, these children need to be protected and to be loved, they need education and vocational training, they need care and food… C is what every child deserves and what the association 2400 smiles will bring them.
On a 9-hectare site outside the city, the association is building a village which will welcome 40 children by the end of 2023 with the objective of reaching 250 children in the long term. 2400 smiles needs our help to finalize the construction of the village and to obtain the approval of the Malagasy social services. As banal as it may seem, it is bricks, cement, sheet metal, windows, furniture, etc. that are missing today to begin to offer these children a future.
A Glass of Water in numbers:
608 000 €
collected during various campaigns for the associations present on the ground
families helped including 7 600 children thanks to friendly associations present in the field
actions carried out in collaboration with our friendly associations in the field
8 March 2023
It's not because I'm lazy to put on my suit or because my alarm clock didn't ring this morning (although that happens to me too often) but to support a cause that is particularly close to our hearts at Un Verre d' Water.
Pajama Day is an event invented by our Belgian friends to raise awareness of the cause of children in long-term hospitalization. Participate with us in this special day and maybe win some beautiful pajamas!
February 10 2023
A magnitude 7,8 earthquake struck Turkey and northern Syria on Monday February 6 causing the destruction of several major cities including Kahramanmaras the epicenter and Aleppo in Syria. The latest assessment indicates at least 20 dead but it continues to increase!
The concern is now for the 300 people who find themselves without housing but also without drinking water in freezing cold and even in the snow. With each natural disaster, too many people are dying either from preventable diseases or from drinking unsafe water.