Action Against Hunger Responds to Severe Flooding in Libya

Catastrophic flooding caused by Storm Daniel has severely affected eastern Libya. The coastal city of Derna is the hardest hit area after two dams upstream from the town burst under pressure from the floods, causing a trail of devastation, leaving thousands dead and many trapped in their homes.

Action Against Hunger has been working in Libya since 2019 with projects to strengthen the resilience of people affected by the conflict and improve livelihoods for the most vulnerable communities. The organization has launched an emergency appeal to support people affected by flooding.

According to a spokesperson for the government in eastern Libya, there are 5,300 people dead in Derna, with a further 7,000 injured, 10,000 missing, and 40,000 displaced. Local organizations report an urgent need for food, water, hygiene, sanitation, and basic necessities.

Before the floods, more than 1.5 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance. For more than a decade, Libya has been experiencing a complex political crisis, resulting in a fractured government. The recent catastrophe will further increase Libya’s humanitarian needs.

Action Against Hunger in Libya

Action Against Hunger works in the rural areas of Tripoli and Sabha, rehabilitating primary health care centers to improve access to primary health care for all. Our teams also implement food security and livelihood projects in Sabha and Ubari. We support vulnerable farmers, especially women, to improve their living conditions through climate-smart farming methods.


Your donation will help those affected by the floods in Libya