Libya Floods Emergency Appeal

Right now the situation in Libya is getting worse by the day. Over 5,000 people have lost their lives due to devastating floods caused by Storm Daniel in eastern Libya, 10,000 more are still missing, and over 40,000 people have been internally displaced. Water supplies have been heavily damaged or destroyed, forcing people to drink contaminated water. Children left homeless, injured and traumatised are now at huge risk of getting sick from waterborne diseases like cholera, diarrhoea and malaria.

Children in Libya are battling to survive amidst the crisis. They urgently need clean water, food and shelter to survive. UNICEF is on the ground working to deliver humanitarian aid but we need your help to reach every child in need.

Please donate now and help children and their families survive. 

A boy pulls a suitcase past debris
A boy pulls a suitcase past debris in a flash-flood damaged area in Derna, eastern Libya. © UNICEF/UNI434932/AFP

Help send urgent aid to children and families
affected by Libya floods.

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Children Need Your Help

Children, left homeless, injured and traumatised from the recent floods are struggling to survive. Flooding has destroyed the region’s water infrastructure, leaving thousands without access to clean drinking water.

Without access to clean drinking water they’re at risk of death from water-borne diseases like cholera or dysentery. Even a treatable illness like diarrhoea can prove fatal if a child can’t re-hydrate with safe drinking water.

Right now, families in Libya urgently need help to survive over the coming days, weeks and months. Together, we can provide children with safe drinking water and emergency food.

libya flood damage
People look at the damage caused by floods in Derna, eastern Libya. © UNICEF/UNI434931/AFP

Your Donation Saves Children’s Lives

Right now the needs in Libya are immense. We can’t reach every child in need without your help. The futures of millions of children hang by a thread.

A donation to UNICEF today can make a life-saving difference to children:

  • With €250 you can supply 5 first-aid kits to treat injured children.
  • With €100 you can provide emergency food and clean water to protect children from waterborne diseases.
  • With €75 you can provide 10 warm blankets to keep children safe and warm.

Please send help

Supplies are offloaded at a warehouse in Tripoli, Libya.

You can send your donation by post to

Freepost; UNICEF Ireland, 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D01 R283.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.

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