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The Current Situation in Libya
The nation, already facing its unique set of challenges, has been hit hard by the devastating effects of Storm Daniel. As reported by CNN, the storm's aftermath in Libya's northeast region has been catastrophic. The unprecedented rainfall led to the collapse of two dams, causing water to flood areas already overwhelmed by the storm.
The Devastating Impact of Storm Daniel
- Death Toll and Missing Persons: Tamer Ramadan, the leader of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies delegation in Libya, reported a death toll of at least 2,000, with an estimated 10,000 people missing. Among the deceased, at least 145 were Egyptian nationals.
- Derna's Dire Situation: The eastern city of Derna has been the hardest hit. Othman Abduljalil, the health minister of Libya’s eastern administration, stated that as many as 6,000 people from Derna are missing. Authorities believe that entire neighborhoods in Derna have been washed away. The city's healthcare infrastructure is also severely impacted, with hospitals no longer operational and morgues filled to capacity.
LaunchGood's Commitment to Libya
Campaign Approval Process: We are working round the clock to review and approve campaigns as they come in. At LaunchGood, we are working diligently with campaign creators to review and approve campaigns as they are submitted. Our vetting process ensures that every campaign aligns with our standards of authenticity and transparency, protecting donor funds.
Challenges and Ongoing Efforts: Libya's geographical and political landscape presents unique challenges, especially for NGOs. We are reaching out to trusted, local NGOs to collaborate on an effective response.
Discover Active Campaigns: All our approved campaigns dedicated to supporting Libya can be found at LaunchGood.com/Libya. We encourage you to explore these campaigns and learn more about the initiatives on the ground.
How You Can Help Libyans now?
- Donate: Every contribution can make a significant difference. Consider donating to a campaign on LaunchGood.com/Libya
- Spread the Word: Share our Libya Flood Relief campaigns with your network and help NGOs raise as much as possible
- Start Your Own Campaign: Do you have experience as a NGO in delivering aid to Libya? Start a campaign tailored to Libya's relief efforts
- Stay Informed: Regularly visit LaunchGood.com/Libya for updates on new campaigns and progress reports.
In these challenging times, trust, collective action, and solidarity are paramount. Together, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected in Libya. Thank you for your support for Libyans during this time.
A Personal Note from LaunchGood Response Team:
It's been a mere three days since the devastating earthquake in Morocco, and now, the heart-wrenching news from Libya. The weight of these back-to-back tragedies is immense, and many of us will find ourselves grappling with a whirlwind of emotions. The world seems to be facing one challenge after another, testing our resilience and unity. Yet, amidst this global turmoil, we are witnessing the incredible power of human compassion. We received an overwhelming response to our Morrocco Earthquake Response and heartfelt prayers that have been a beacon of hope. It's a testament to the unshakeable human spirit that exists even in these darkest hours. I genuinely believe that together, we can weather any storm and rebuild stronger than before. Thank you to the LaunchGood community for coming together for Morocco and Libya.
Zain is the Director of Customer Success at LaunchGood. He and his team support campaign creators all across the world make an impact through effectively fundraising on LaunchGood.