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The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid is providing humanitarian assistance in earthquake-stricken Morocco, distributing durable foodstuffs and hygiene products.

The first delegation of the organisation is flying to Marrakesh on Sunday, members of the organisation told a press event. “This time we are not primarily focusing on searches with dogs or searching for missing people, but we plan to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake,” executive director Márton Juhász said, adding that they will purchase supplies locally for donations and these will be transported to their destination with locally rented vehicles. In addition to delivering donations, the delegation will assess local needs. The search and rescue team of the organisation is already prepared to provide reinforcement if necessary and could depart as soon as Monday. The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid is organising a national fundraiser for contributions to the aid effort. More than 2,000 people have been confirmed dead in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the north African country late on Friday, with the homes of thousands having become uninhabitable.