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Libya Flood Crisis

Extreme rainfall caused by Storm Daniel has caused devastating flooding, sweeping entire neighbourhoods into the sea.

On 11 September, Storm Daniel caused catastrophic flooding in eastern Libya. Two dams collapsed under the pressure, sweeping entire neighbourhoods in the City of Derna into the sea. Sadly, over 4,300 people have died, and over 8,500 people remain missing. 

The floods have added fuel to an already challenging situation in Libya. Past conflict and a political crisis have significantly impacted health services, education and social protection. For those already displaced and in need, this disaster compounds the loss and suffering. Libya is also a route for families seeking asylum, many of whom would have been impacted by the floods.

UNICEF is working alongside our partners to deliver critical emergency supplies to children and their families affected by the unfolding crisis.

Update: 25 Oct 2023

Libya Flood Crisis

UNICEF is providing urgent assistance to children. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help today.

People look at the damage caused by floods in Derna, eastern Libya, on 11 September, 2023.
People look at the damage caused by floods in Derna, eastern Libya, on 11 September, 2023.
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How will my donation help children?

Your donation helps our teams deliver life-saving supplies to children in need.

  • $82 could provide 24 emergency food ration packs containing 216 bars of ready-to-eat fortified food. 
  • $130 could provide 26,000 water purification tablets, each able to create up to 5 litres of clean drinking water. 
  • $311 could deliver a School-in-a-Box with enough education supplies to keep 40 students learning.
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    How do we use each dollar donated?

  • 82¢
    last year, 82 cents of every dollar donated went to our emergency response work in the field and helped us to be there for children before, during and after emergencies around the world.
  • 18¢
    last year, 18 cents in every dollar were invested in raising public awareness; fundraising to grow our impact for children and in essential accountability and administration work.

Your gift will support children impacted by this emergency, and crisis around the world. If you choose to donate monthly or should we receive more funds than is needed for this emergency, your gift will support UNICEF's work where the need is greatest. Find out more about our financial management in our annual report.  

UNICEF teams are mobilising staff and supplies to help children after the Libya Floods om 11 September
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Libya Flood Crisis

UNICEF is providing urgent assistance to children. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help today.

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