Al Haouz Earthquake: Government to Amend into Bill Draft Decree-Law on Registering Children Affected as Ward of Nation

The Government Council, which held a meeting on September 21 chaired by the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, decided to amend into bill the draft decree-law Number 2.23.845 which focuses on granting the status of “Wards of the Nation” to children orphaned following Al Haouz earthquake.

During a press briefing following the September 21 Government Council meeting, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Relations with Parliament and Government Spokesman, Mustapha Baitas, affirmed that this new bill will be submitted during the upcoming Government Council.

It should be recalled that His Majesty King Mohammed VI placed particular emphasis, during the working meeting His Majesty chaired on September 14 at the Royal Palace in Rabat, on the activation of the emergency program for rehousing the victims of Al Haouz earthquake, and the immediate care for orphaned children who were left without family or resources.

During this meeting, His Majesty the King, may Allah assist Him, emphasized the urgent and crucial issue of immediate care for orphaned children, who were left with no family or resources. In this regard, the Sovereign ordered the registration of these children and their designation as wards of the nation.

His Majesty the King has also called on the government to adopt the necessary bill as soon as possible, to relieve the children from this distressing situation and protect them from all the risks and vulnerabilities incurred by natural disasters.

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