LFJL shares this guide for those seeking to support communities affected by Storm Daniel via reliable and vetted channels on the ground in Libya. It is vital to assist organisations and initiatives that have direct access to the communities they serve, while operating independently of the Libyan authorities and any governmental interference.
This guide highlights critical strands of assistance, such as humanitarian and emergency relief, and support for women and children. This guide will be kept under review and updated accordingly.
Please contact us if you have any questions on how to further support those affected by the devastating floods in Libya.
Humanitarian and emergency relief
The Libyan Red Crescent is one of the primary organisations working within Derna and other affected areas to provide humanitarian aid and emergency relief to victims and survivors. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal to scale the Libyan Red Crescent’s current emergency relief efforts. To support and donate to their essential work, visit their donation page.
Partnered with the Libyan Red Crescent, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been working within Libya since 2011 and is currently organising teams and resources towards providing emergency relief in Derna and affected areas. Their work also supports in the dignified recovery and burials of people who have died. To donate and support their work, visit their appeal page here.
The British Red Cross has launched an emergency fundraising appeal for the flooding in Libya. To help support local teams on the ground in providing vital aid such as search and rescue, medical assistance and provisions of resources, donate to the British Red Cross’ Libya Floods Appeal. For UK tax payers, Gift Aid is available.
Islamic Relief is working with local partners and organisations within areas affected to deliver critical aid such as food packs, blankets, mattresses and other emergency aid. Islamic Relief has also already committed an initial £100,000 for emergency aid provision. You can donate to their Libya Floods Appeal now. For UK tax payers, Gift Aid is available.
In collaboration with the Itizan team and under supervision of the Libyan Red Crescent, Mechanism, who are based in Tripoli, are currently providing psychosocial support for victims and survivors of the Derna floods. For more information on their services, visit their Facebook page.