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Christian Aid Launches Appeal for Libya

                                                                                                                     Tuesday September 19 2023

INTERNATIONAL development charity, Christian Aid, has launched an emergency appeal to help people impacted by the devastating flooding that has struck Libya in recent days.

It’s estimated more than 11,000 people have died and thousands are missing after a catastrophic storm burst two dams and flooded the eastern port city of Derna. 

Christian Aid is working with Dan Church Aid (DCA), their Act Alliance partner, who have had an established presence in Libya since 2011. They are providing medical support to rescue teams in Derna and helping establish shelters to host homeless families in Benghazi.

DCA is also distributing basic items such as blankets and bedding, sanitation and hygiene items such as liquid soap, shampoo, and sanitary towels for people who have lost everything. When circumstances allow, DCA will also provide cash support.

Charlie Meiklejohn, Community Engagement and Fundraising Manager at Christian Aid Scotland said: “We’ve all been shocked by the scenes of complete devastation in Libya. With critical infrastructure, including hospitals and homes, washed away by the flooding people don’t have the basics, like access to clean water and proper sanitation.  

“Christian Aid has launched an appeal to strengthen the support we can give through our partner, Dan Church Aid, to people who have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.

“Every prayer, every gift, every action brings hope to people hit by disaster. By joining us, you can help people in their time of need.”

Donations to the Christian Aid appeal can be made here 

A special prayer for Libya has also been published here

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