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Morocco victims press for aid

The families of the Moroccan victims of the Casablanca bombings last May are forming a pressure group to ask the government for financial help they say they were promised and have not received. Nearly four months after the attacks in which 33 people died, apart from the suicide bombers, the families say they are facing major financial difficulties after losing, in many cases, their main breadwinner. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks on 16 May, King Mohammed pledged to ensure that the victims’ families would be provided for by the state. In the months since then, the relatives say all of they have received is a single donation of about $5,000 for each family from the king himself. This they received on the 40th day after the attacks, along with a personal letter of condolence from the king. At the moment in Morocco, there is no state mechanism to provide automatically for victims of attacks like those in May. Full Story

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