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Unprecedented Flooding in Libya: See Our List of The Best Charities & Donate Now

   Sep 13, 2023

CharityWatch announces a list of highly efficient and accountable charities involved in efforts to provide emergency assistance and aid for the victims of the recent unprecedented flooding that hit the country of Libya.

Thousands are feared dead after Storm Daniel brought severe rain to northeastern Libya over the past weekend. Libya received more than 16 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. It is estimated that 11,300 people have died, 10,000 are believed missing, and at least 40,000 are displaced as a result of the flooding as of September 15, 2023.

The city of Derna saw the worst of the storm’s catastrophic damage. Two dams collapsed under the massive pressure of flood water, several bridges were destroyed, and whole neighborhoods were washed away.

Infrastructure in Libya has suffered repeated issues during the civil war that broke out after the 2011 fall of Moammar Gaddafi. The country remains divided between opposing governments in the east and the west. There are significant worries that aid may be impeded by the political fractures in Libya.

The full extent of the devastation will not be known for weeks or months.

The people of Libya need immediate aid and relief.

Unscrupulous charities will sometimes use disasters as a money grab to raise funds for unrelated causes. CharityWatch does not add just any charity to our disaster alerts. We sort through the marketing fluff of charities to find out what specific aid is being provided to victims before adding an organization to our list. This list will be updated as new information becomes available.

The charities listed below are Top-Rated by CharityWatch for spending at least 75% of their cash budgets on programs; for maintaining fundraising efficiency of $25 or less to raise each $100 in cash donations; and for meeting CharityWatch's governance & transparency benchmarks

Below are three examples of CharityWatch Top-Rated charities actively providing aid and assistance for the victims of the massive flooding in Libya: 

International Medical Corps works to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that strengthen underserved communities worldwide. 

International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. 

United States Fund for UNICEF works to support programs through fundraising, advocacy and education that provide lifesaving medicines, better nutrition, clean water, quality basic education and emergency relief to children, women and communities in over 190 countries and territories; partners, in coordination and planning, with voluntary agencies engaged in child relief to create a better world for children. 

Donors Beware

Scammers will exploit your feelings of empathy and compassion during times of crisis as a means of siphoning donations away from legitimate charities and into their own pockets. Read CharityWatch's advice for avoiding charity frauds and scams: 

5 Tips For Avoiding Charity Frauds & Scams

10 Tips For Giving In a Crisis 

How "Psychic Numbing" Stops Us From Giving

Crowdfunding: The Wild West of Charitable Giving

ATTENTION: The charities listed in this alert were Top-Rated by CharityWatch at the time of its publication. CharityWatch updates our ratings throughout the year. To see if a particular charity is currently Top-Rated, please click on its name, below.


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