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Earthquake in Morocco: expression of support for victims

Published: 11th September 2023 Last updated: 11th September 2023

Shocked by and with deep concern we have learned of the devastating earthquake in Morocco. This dreadful natural disaster is having an enormous impact on the people in the area and far beyond. In our community, too, staff, students, and alumni are affected by this tragedy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones and we sympathize with everyone in our community who has been touched by this natural disaster. If needed and desired further information will follow, but for now we are particularly looking to connect with colleagues and students who may need support and help. 

Together we care for one another 

  • If you are a student looking for information, advice, or counselling, please use the Student Support Road map to find out whom to contact, or contact your education coordinator
  • Staff who feel they might need support of any kind are encouraged to contact their supervisor. You can also contact the mental health counselor (company counselor). He can be reached between 8:00 and 23:00 hrs. via +31 (0)6 28 771 262. For more information about mental health, click here: Personal and Mental Support | Tilburg University.  
  • If you have any questions, are looking for help, or want to offer help and the above contact options are not sufficient, please send an e-mail to  
  • Please consider donating to Rode Kruis (Red Cross). Red Cross aid is currently focusing on immediate relief efforts to help as many people as possible.
  • In our university church Maranatha (Professor Cobbenhagenlaan 19) on Monday, September 18, from 15:00 to 16:00 hrs., there will be a “living room” for students and staff who have been directly or indirectly affected by the earthquake in Morocco and its aftermath and who would like to share their experiences – as well as for others who would like to offer help and support, for example. If the need is felt, it will also take place on the following Mondays.