UN, others waiting for king's invite but Moroccans need help now
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Nigeria, Sept. 15 -- Moroccans affected by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the North African country on 8 September are calling for humanitarian aid as they search for and hope to rescue loved ones still trapped under rubble. Yet the country's leadership has been selective in the help being accepted.
Since the disaster in Atlas Mountain villages that has now claimed approximately 3,000 lives, the country has accepted assistance from only four countries: Britain, Qatar, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. A rescue mission in such a crisis - the worst earthquake to hit the region in at least a century - is most useful within a few hours of the incident, experts say, noting that rescuing anyone alive after four days is unlikely.
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