UNHCR | Libya Floods Emergency | Donate Now
Powerful Storm Daniel brought record-breaking rainfall, causing dams to collapse and neighbourhoods to be wiped out. Thousands of people have lost their lives. Families have been displaced, losing their homes and livelihoods due to surging waters.
This natural disaster is not only driving new displacement but making life even more precarious for tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people in Libya. After being uprooted from their homes by conflict and violence, they are displaced once again and forced to start over.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is providing emergency assistance to those affected by the devastating flooding. Working closely with national and international partners, we’ve dispatched emergency supplies such as tarpaulins, blankets, solar lamps and soap, are deploying an emergency team and activating an emergency hotline. But there is much more to be done, and we need help to scale up our response. You can make a difference.
How would you like to donate?
Regular gifts help us to plan ahead and provide long-term support to displaced families wherever and whenever it's needed most.
By making a regular donation to Switzerland for UNHCR, you will provide refugees with ongoing relief and protection and help them regain hope for a better future.
If you are resident in Switzerland, your donation is tax deductible. Direct federal tax: 20% of net income, provided that the amount of the donation is at least 100 francs. Municipal taxes: depending on the canton, up to 20% of net income for individuals and 20% for companies. For further information, please contact the tax authorities in your canton.
However, in the very rare case that this emergency response becomes fully funded, your support will be used to provide vital assistance to people forced to flee around the world.
We will happily explore with you the ways in which you can maximize your impact on the fate of people forced to flee in the way that fits you best. Please email us at [email protected] or call +41 22 552 78 08.