Emergency appeal for Libya launched by Christian Aid

RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – International development charity Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal to help people impacted by the devastating flooding that struck Libya in recent days.

Ekklesia reported at least 8,000 people have died and thousands are still missing after a catastrophic storm burst two dams and flooded the eastern port city of Derna.

Other cities affected include Benghazi, Cyrene, Al-Bayda and Al-Marji.

Christian Aid is working with the Danish humanitarian organisation Dan Church Aid (DCA), their Act Alliance partner which has 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.

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