Children in Libya are in danger
A powerful storm in Libya caused two dams to collapse and catastrophic flooding in the northeast city of Derna. More than 3,500 people are reported dead, and 9,000 people are reported missing.
300,000 children are affected, and numbers are rising.
People have been stranded in their homes with no electricity and access to water. Some have been evacuated and given temporary shelter. Three main hospitals and four clinics are completely out of service.
In an emergency, children are always among the most vulnerable. We are especially concerned about children’s access to clean water and the prevention of deadly diseases like cholera.
In emergencies like this, it is also critical to establish shelters to protect children and families.
Please donate if you can to our Libya floods appeal to help us reach children and families affected by these devastating floods.
How will my donation help children affected by the flooding in Libya?
We are responding urgently to this disaster, supporting the Government of Libya to reach affected children and families with life-saving supplies and services.
Our priority is to ensure children and families have access to clean water, medical supplies, family tracing and reunification, and psychosocial support.
With the help of our partners, we are currently mobilising:
- Medical supplies for 10,000 people
- Hygiene kits for more than 1,000 people
- Clothes for 500 children
Our teams are also planning support for communities over the longer term. This includes repairs to infrastructure, schools, health centres, water supply and sanitation facilities.
We appreciate any gift you can make at this time to support our vital work for children.
Donating by phone
If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 330 5699. For other ways you can donate please refer to our Donation FAQs.
If you can, please donate to our Libya Floods Appeal and help children.
For the first 6 months, your monthly gift will support children affected by the floods in Libya. After that, your donations will help keep children safe and healthy worldwide. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed what’s needed for the appeal, we will direct any excess funds to support our work to help keep children safe and healthy around the world.