Supporting Flood Victims In Libya : How You Can Make A Difference

As of the time of writing this article, Libya is grappling with a devastating disaster brought about by #StormDaniel. The flood’s impact has compounded an already dire situation in a country ravaged by years of conflict and instability. The numbers are staggering:

  • Over 8,000 people have tragically lost their lives.
  • An estimated 10,000 individuals are feared to be missing.
  • Entire villages have been swept away.
  • More than 34,000 people have been forced to flee their homes.
  •  Shockingly, 800,000 were in desperate need of humanitarian assistance even before the floods struck.

North Africa has faced a double blow, with a devastating earthquake hitting Morocco before this catastrophic flood in Libya.

Amsha Africa Foundation: A Beacon of Hope

Amsha Africa Foundation, an organization committed to aiding communities across Africa and connecting donors with trusted partners, has been active in several African nations since 2008. Our dedicated partners in Libya are now gearing up to expand their services to meet the growing needs arising from this disaster.

The situation in eastern Libya is heart-wrenching. The death toll from the floods, triggered by Mediterranean storm Daniel, has surpassed 8,300, as of the publication date of this blog on September 14th, 2023. Another 10,000 people are believed to be missing, compounding the tragedy.

Derna, one of the hardest-hit areas, saw a quarter of the city wiped out when two dams burst. It has been declared a disaster zone, with essential services like electricity and communication severed.

Source: WSJ

Ways to Make a Meaningful Impact

  1.  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Support this global humanitarian network in its efforts to provide relief and assistance to flood victims.
  2.  UNICEF  – UNICEF is prioritizing assistance for displaced children and families in Libya. Your contribution can help provide essential support to those most vulnerable.
  3.  CARE International  – CARE is actively engaged in disaster relief efforts, focusing on providing aid to those affected by the floods.
  4.  Doctors Without Borders  – Médecins Sans Frontières – This humanitarian medical care NGO is sending teams to Morocco to assess how they can best provide medical care to earthquake survivors.
  5.  Islamic Relief –Working alongside local humanitarian organizations in Libya, they are focusing on providing food, shelter, and healthcare to those in need.

Verify Your Donation

Before making a donation, it’s essential to ensure that your contribution reaches a legitimate and accountable charitable organization. Organizations like CharityWatch and [Charity Navigator  provide valuable information on the finances and transparency of U.S.-based groups. Similar resources are available in other countries to vet international organizations.

In these challenging times, every contribution counts, and your support can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by this devastating flood in Libya.

Together, we can extend a helping hand and bring hope to those in need.

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