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Morocco to spend $11.6 million to rebuild after earthquake


The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has announced that the country will spend $11.6 million (120 billion dirhams) to rebuild parts of the country hit by the September 8 earthquake. 

The money will support more than 4.2 million people affected by the disaster.

The earthquake, the strongest recorded in Morocco in more than 60 years, killed more than 2,900 people and injured over 5,000 others. 

It also destroyed infrastructure and more than 50,000 homes in the High Atlas Mountains.

The Moroccan government has received international support of $700 million in donations to help with its earthquake recovery plan. 

The country plans to make up the deficit using funds allocated by the Moroccan government, international aid, and continued donations to the earthquake recovery fund.

The $11.6 million will be used to rehouse affected people, reconstruct homes, and restore infrastructure over a five-year period.

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