Libya is experiencing devastating flooding and loss of life. Extreme rainfall as a result of Hurricane Daniel caused dams to burst, with rushing waters sweeping entire neighbourhoods in the City of Derna into the sea. It’s estimated over 10,000 people have died with more than 10,000 people reported missing.
The floods have added to an already challenging situation in Libya. Conflict and instability have significantly impacted health services, education and social protection. For those already displaced and in need, this disaster compounds the loss and suffering. Libya is also a route for asylum-seekers and migrants, many of whom would have been impacted by the floods.
The immediate needs of the affected population include shelter, medical care, clean water, food security and hygiene. A number of not-for-profit organisations are working rapidly to assess the scale of damage and support recovery efforts. The following organisations have launched appeals to provide relief to affected communities.
The entities listed below have been collated from preliminary research and APS has not conducted a detailed analysis of their financial position and governance ahead of their inclusion in this list. As with all emergency appeals, should a donation be received and not be needed in Libya, the charity will apply it to similar situations around the world. This is not an exhaustive list of the not-for-profit organisations working in this space.
Australia for UNHCR
Emergency Action Alliance
Last updated 15 September 2023