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Live blog update| Morocco earthquake

UN disaster agency not coordinating search and rescue efforts

International search and rescue teams deployed to Morocco after Friday's earthquake are not being coordinated through the UN's disaster response system.

A spokesperson for the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) told MEE that international teams arriving in Morocco were doing so without UN involvement.

While a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (Undac) team arrived in Morocco on Saturday to support UN humanitarian officials already in the country, search and rescue teams are operating independently.

Ocha typically plays a central organisational role in international responses to major disasters.