Upturned cars in the port city of Derna, Libya, caused by flash floods
Upturned cars in the port city of Derna, Libya, caused by flash floods

Libya Floods

£27 could provide an emergency shelter for one family, helping to protect children and keep them warm and safe.

Make a donation today to help prevent malnutrition. Unicef/2016/Maule-Ffinch

£10 could provide life-saving therapeutic food for a child for a week.

Hibo, 2 years old drinks water inside his home in Somalia. East Africa Crisis

£5 could provide 1,786 water purification tablets to purify water in emergency situations.

£68 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency.

UNICEF’s family hygiene and dignity kit contain a bucket, washing powder, bars of soap, shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste, washable napkins among others. Photo by Kazutaka Sekine

£39 could provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit

Emergency first aid kit including supplies

£32 could provide a large first aid kit for a health worker.

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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.

Residents of Darna City awoke on September 11, 2023, to a frightening scene after Storm Daniel, when many of the city's structures, including buildings, hospitals, schools and homes, had been carried away. In defiance of this natural tragedy and its effects on his life and country, an elderly man stood for hours witnessing the scene of his neighborhood, home, and possessions following the floods.

Buildings, hospitals, schools and homes were swept away by flooding in the Port City of Derna in Libya

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.

in the aftermath of Storm Daniel, UNICEF and the Libya Red Crescent (LRC) Society, deploy emergency supplies from a warehouse in Tripoli to Benghazi, Libya.  The supplies include 1,100 hygiene kits & vital medical supplies for 10,000 people and essential clothing kits for 500 children.

In the aftermath of Storm Daniel, UNICEF and partners deploy emergency supplies from a warehouse in Tripoli to Benghazi, Libya.

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.

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