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We are heartbroken to see the devastation caused by Storm Daniel and the flooding in Libya. Over 5,000 are dead and 10,000+ missing, as dams near the city of Derna have collapsed-sweeping away entire neighbourhoods and destroying homes, bridges and roads.

Sabeel Center, Dartmouth Masjid, CID Masjid and Al Barakah Masjid along with Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s Muslim Students Associations are urging the community of Halifax to support the relief efforts in Libya.

Islamic Relief is coordinating relief efforts through local partners to provide emergency food supplies, shelter, and vital living essentials, such as blankets and mattresses, to the countless affected. 

Islamic Relief Canada's Libya Emergency Appeal

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Over 5,000 people have died and 10,000 are missing after Storm Daniel made landfall in northeast Libya, resulting in strong winds, heavy rainfall and catastrophic flooding on Sunday September 10, 2023.

Two dams near the eastern city of Derna have collapsed, submerging much of the area. Entire neighborhoods are believed to have been washed away.

Extensive damage to vital infrastructure, telecommunication networks, roads and bridges is separating families from reuniting in the aftermath and isolating communities from aid.

Please donate generously and help save lives today.

How your donations can help people in Libya

Alongside keeping the flood-affected people of Libya in our prayers, we have a duty to not turn our back on them during this time of dire need.

You can help ease the burden of this catastrophe by donating towards our life-saving work. Islamic Relief is working through local partners to conduct immediate needs assessments and provide relief to those affected by the floods.

We are focused on providing urgent food supplies, emergency shelter and basic essentials at the moment. Help us send relief today.

$65 can provide life-saving essentials 
$150 can provide a family with an emergency food pack 
$250 can provide urgent shelter to those who have lost their home

Islamic Relief’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Libya, as they face the aftermath of one of the deadliest floods in North Africa in recent years.

The deadliest flood in North Africa in recent years

September flooding in Libya is the second deadliest flood North Africa has seen in more than a century, with a death toll in the thousands. The floods have affected several cities, including Al-Bayda, Al-Marj, Tobruk, Takenis, Al-Bayada, and Battah, as well as the eastern coast all the way to Benghazi.

Two dams on the Wadi Derna River burst after heavy rainfall overwhelmed them, sending millions of cubic metres of water downstream, hitting Derna – home to approximately 100,000 people.

Apartment blocks collapsed, a seafront bridge and entire neighbourhoods washed away as water rushed to the sea. Some 20,000 people have been displaced, with a death toll that is continually rising as rescue operations take place.

People are in urgent need of food, shelter, and support. Please donate generously and help save lives.

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