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 4,300 people were killed 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. 8,500 are still considered missing. 42,000 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, still desperate to hear news of loved ones – 8,500 who are still considered missing – are traumatised and urgently need life-saving items including food and shelter.
As families struggle to grasp the tragedy they’ve survived, they also are facing secondary crises. 98 schools are still closed because of the floods, and 11 host displaced families. A staggering 25,000 people in Derna are still displaced.
Almost half of clinics and hospitals in and around Derna are facing challenges including shortages of medicines and staff. Around 2,400 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.
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