We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like these. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges.
The projects listed below are led by vetted GlobalGiving partners responding to this disaster. You can donate directly to a specific project or to GlobalGiving’s Libya Flood Relief Fund and we'll allocate it to where it's needed most. GlobalGiving will post reports about how your donation has been put to use.
On September 11, 2023, Libya was struck by the devastating Mediterranean Hurricane Daniel, resulting in catastrophic flooding and the loss of more than 12,000 lives in a few days, with thousands still missing.
The "Libya Flood Emergency Response" is a critical emergency relief project aimed at addressing the dire consequences of the recent devastating flooding in Libya, caused by Storm Daniel on September 10, 2023. This unprecedented natural disaster has washed away vital infrastructure, worsened the humanitarian crisis in the region, and disrupted the lives of thousands.
The Mediterranean storm Daniel caused massive flooding in Libya, which broke dams and swept away entire neighborhoods, killing over 5,000 people and displacing more than 34,000. Climate change has worsened weather events - such as storms and floods - so that they are more frequent, longer, and more intense. Repeated shocks make it difficult for people and communities to cope and rebuild, especially when compounded with conflict and economic instability.
On September 10, a powerful "medicane" dubbed Storm Daniel made landfall in Libya, bringing strong winds and such heavy rainfall to northeastern areas of the country that two dams upstream of the coastal city of Derna collapsed the next day. The breach and resulting floodwaters had catastrophic consequences for the city's people and infrastructure. International Medical Corps is responding by deploying a medical team and using other lifesaving health interventions.
The situation in Libya is catastrophic after the severe storm. It is unclear how many people have lost their homes, beloved friends and relatives. Thousands of children, women and men are still considered missing. The country's government expects many dead. Aktion Deutschland Hilft has declared an emergency: Organizations in the alliance are launching urgently needed acute emergency aid for the affected people. Photo : picture alliance / REUTERS | Esam Omran Al-Fetori
The Mediterranean storm 'Daniel' has caused heavy rain that poured into coastal towns of Libya. The heavy rain caused two dams to break, causing an enormous flash flood that swept into residential areas, including those in Derna. The Mayor of Derna reported that 2,000 people have been killed and as many as 5-6,000 people are still missing. Many buildings have also collapsed. It is a major catastrophe. The government of Libya and the Libyan Red Cross is on the field tending to the survivors.
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