Sadly, we’re already hearing stories from the Moroccan government of a rise in cases of attempted exploitation of women and girls, particularly through the forced marriage of young girls. It doesn't matter where disasters occur in the world. They precipitate a devastating rise in violence against women and girls. But women in the affected mountain areas - along with the Moroccan authorities - are working with absolute determination to protect themselves and their loved ones. As winter approaches, there is still much more to do to ensure the long-term safety of women and girls here and to support them in rebuilding their lives." - Halima Begum, ActionAid UK CEO
Families in hard-to-reach Atlas Mountain communities receive urgent humanitarian assistance from ActionAid and partners.