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Support following tragedies in Morocco and Libya

Posted by Human Rights & Equity Services / Human Resources on September 13, 2023 in General Announcements

Our hearts go out to anyone who has been affected by the recent earthquake in Morocco and the flooding in Libya. The destruction and tragic loss of life are difficult to comprehend. We realize that information is still being gathered, but early reports indicate more than 5,000 people have died or been injured in Morocco's largest earthquake in 60 years and more than 2,000 have died or been injured in Libya's flooding and 10,000 people are still missing. We’re encouraged by the rapid relief efforts that are underway and are hopeful for stories of miracles as the search continues for the missing.

Dalhousie is reaching out directly to our students from Morocco and Libya, and we also want to let people know about supports that are available.

Supports for Employees

Faculty and staff supports are available:

  1.  Through our Employee and Family Assistance Program, which can be accessed at (formerly LifeWorks);
  2.  Through the enhanced mental health benefit from Medavie Blue Cross; or
  3.  Contact Accessible Employment at for additional support or resources.

Read more, including student supports on the Office of Equity & Inclusion site on