Here are some organizations raising funds to help the people of Libya.

At least 6,000 people died and around 30,000 were displaced in flooding from Storm Daniel that devastated eastern Libya. The fate of almost 10,000 people is still unknown.

The storm hit the cities of Bayda, Benghazi, al-Marj and Susa on Sunday and Monday. However, the port city of Derna suffered the most after two dams upstream burst, releasing huge amounts of water that flowed through the city.

Bodies are still being recovered and rescue teams are struggling to even gain access to Derna and other towns cut off by storm damage. It was only on Tuesday, more than 36 hours after the disaster, that outside help reached Derna.

Here are some of the organizations raising funds to help survivors and emergency relief:

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)

The IFRC has issued an emergency appeal for 10 million Swiss francs (more than $11.1 million) to bolster the Libyan Red Crescent’s efforts to provide immediate assistance to people in flooded areas and support rescue efforts.

Donations can be made via the website.

International Medical Corps

The organization, with many years of experience in Libya, responds to immediate needs such as shelter, mobile health services and water, sanitation and hygiene, while also assessing longer-term needs.

It is working with the Ministry of Health and local partners to coordinate its efforts.

Donations can be made via the website.

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is working with local partners to deliver food, blankets, mattresses and other essential supplies and has already committed an initial £100,000 (approximately US$124,677) to provide emergency relief.

Islamic Relief has launched an appeal to help families affected by the disaster.


UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Fund, is on the ground in Libya and has delivered medical supplies to 10,000 people, hygiene products to 1,100 and clothing to 500 children.

Donations can be made here.

UN World Food Program (WFP)

The WFP has so far provided food aid to 5,000 families.

Distributions to displaced families are underway at 16 locations in Libya. The food baskets for each family include rice, pasta, wheat flour, sugar, white beans, tomato paste and oil.

Donations can be made via the agency’s website.

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