A Glimpse of Hope: Islamic Relief’s Response in Derna, Libya


Derna, a port city in eastern Libya, has faced the worst of the recent floods, leaving its residents in a state of despair. A quarter of the city was wiped out, thousands of people were killed and at least 10,000 have gone missing since the wake of the disaster. 

Amidst the chaos, Islamic Relief emerged as one of the first relief organisations to reach the devastated city, providing crucial support and aid to those affected by the floods.

Risking Lives for the Sake of Humanity

With dedication and unwavering commitment, our team members embarked on a challenging journey to Derna to deliver aid to those in need. 

Risking their own lives to reach the flood-affected areas, the journey took two arduous days, traversing rugged terrain. Despite treacherous roads and countless hurdles, our dedicated team pressed forward, determined to provide hope to those most in need. 

Aiding the Affected: What Islamic Relief Provided

Seeing the faces of dishearted families light up upon the arrival of emergency support served as a powerful reminder of the importance of our mission.

The situation in Derna was heart-wrenching, but being able to provide them with support made a significant impact. 

Working with local relief organisations to ensure that aid was delivered effectively and efficiently, altogether, we provided hot meals, blankets, food packs and mattresses to approximately 900 families. 

A Call for Continued Support

While help is ongoing, the need in Derna remains substantial. The devastation left by the floods in Libya is profound, and communities, in this city and other hard-hit regions, are in mourning. 

Help provide the people of Libya with relief from the harsh aftermath of the floods. Give today and save lives.