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Chicago mobilizes to help Moroccans, Libyans after natural disasters

The door of what used to be a home stands amidst rubble which was caused by the earthquake, in the town of Imi N’tala, outside Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. An aftershock rattled central Morocco on Wednesday, striking fear into rescue crews at work in High Atlas villages, digging people out from rubble that could slide. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP

Chicago mobilizes to help Moroccans, Libyans after natural disasters

The door of what used to be a home stands amidst rubble which was caused by the earthquake, in the town of Imi N’tala, outside Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. An aftershock rattled central Morocco on Wednesday, striking fear into rescue crews at work in High Atlas villages, digging people out from rubble that could slide. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP

Chicago mobilizes to help Moroccans, Libyans after natural disasters

Severe natural disasters kill thousands in Northern Africa.

The door of what used to be a home stands amidst rubble which was caused by the earthquake, in the town of Imi N’tala, outside Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. An aftershock rattled central Morocco on Wednesday, striking fear into rescue crews at work in High Atlas villages, digging people out from rubble that could slide. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP

   

On September 8, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake devastated major cities in Western Morocco. The death toll is close to 3,000 and thousands more have been injured. Days later, dams broke in Libya, leading to massive flooding that has killed more than 2,000 people.

Reset talks with an international relief organization from the Chicago area about efforts to respond to these disasters.

GUEST: Amina Demir, COO of the Zakat Foundation of America

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