Libya Floods Emergency Appeal

Generations of entire families have been wiped out after catastrophic floods swept through northeastern Syria, carrying buildings, vehicles, and people out to sea. An estimated 900,000 people need humanitarian support. Help us to assist the survivors of this devastating disaster.

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Entire families wiped out in Libya

The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) said, ‘The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.’ (Hadith Al-Tirmidhi)

Over 10,000 people are missing after Storm Daniel tore through Libya on 11 September, triggering deadly flooding. In Derna, two dams burst, sending powerful, terrifying floods coursing through the city, wiping out entire families. At least 11,300 people have been confirmed dead, with that figure expected to rise to 20,000. More than 43,000 people have been displaced and urgently need help to survive this catastrophe.

£100 - Emergency survival pack: Provide a Libyan family with food, water, medical aid, blankets, and shelter items.

Many of Libya’s eastern towns have been affected but in Bayda and Derna the devastation is cataclysmic. In the port city of Derna, home to 100,000 people, 25% of the city has been destroyed, at least 2,2,17 buildings collapsed, 2,176 damaged, and 30,000 people have been displaced.

Survivors, desperate to hear news of their missing loved ones, are traumatised and urgently need life-saving items including food and shelter.

Continuing crisis

As families struggle to grasp the tragedy they’ve survived, they also are facing secondary crises. 95% of survivors in Derna can’t access clean water, with the water supply contaminated by all debris washed away in the flood, including, animals and people. 150 people have fallen sick due to drinking contaminated water – including at least 55 children in Derna.

Today 99% of families in Derna face struggles in accessing daily food because of increased prices.

Almost half of clinics and hospitals in and around Derna are facing challenges including shortages of medicines and staff. More than 2,500 women are heavily pregnant and due to give birth soon.

Human Appeal’s response

In the wake of this horrific climate event, Human Appeal is standing by the people of Libya. Our partners are on the ground now in the eastern cities of Derna and Bayda working tirelessly to deliver lifesaving emergency aid to shattered families. We are also supporting thousands of children affected by the floods by providing nutritious milk.

You can help us to make a difference in Libya’s darkest hour now. Donate £100 and help us to provide a family with vital emergency aid, including food, water and medical aid.

Human Appeal has 32 years of experience helping people to recover from floods and other climate disasters.

Help us to support families in Derna and Bayda in the aftermath of this devastating catastrophe.

All donations are Zakat-eligible.

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Please donate today and help us to provide immediate assistance and relief in Libya. Together we can bring hope to families in desperate need.

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