How to Help Libya Flood Survivors
Dear UCSF Community,
For the second time within a week, a natural disaster has led to significant loss of life in North Africa. Flooding in eastern Libya, exacerbated by the collapse of two dams after a massive storm, has swept away entire homes and devastated communities. If you are looking for organizations to support in the humanitarian relief effort getting underway in Libya, you may want to consider the following:
- Islamic Relief Worldwide: This agency is working with local partners on the ground to provide food, blankets, mattresses, and other aid to families.
- The International Rescue Committee: This organization helps families left homeless after the devastating floods.
- The International Committee of the Red Cross: This organization is working with partners to respond to immediate humanitarian needs.
- UNICEF: This organization is reaching children and families with emergency supplies.
While the full impact of the flooding is not yet known, it is certain that the people of Libya will need assistance in the days and months ahead. As we learn more of the tragedies in Libya and Morocco, we will continue to support our faculty, students, learners, and staff who have family and friends in these regions. If you could benefit from direct assistance, please contact UCSF’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and Student Health and Counseling Services.
Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor
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