Libya WASH Module + Flug

Heavy storms and rains have caused deadly floods in Libya on Sep. 10th, 2023. Following the collapse of two major dams, an estimated 11,300 people have died, 10,000 are missing and over 200,000 displaced individuals. The town of Derna, where the dams were located, has been devastated. SDC is providing in-kind relief WASH modules to two INGO partners, namely IMC and Acted. 

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Material relief assistance
01.10.2023 - 31.12.2024
CHF  260’000
Background Heavy storms and rains have caused deadly The city of Derna, in eastern Libya, has been hard hit, with many buildings and infrastructure completely destroyed and entire neighbourhoods swept away. Access to the affected areas remains difficult due to the destruction of key infrastructure, such as bridges and roads. Communication is also complicated due to electricity, telephone and internet connections being cut off. The city of Derna has been declared a disaster area. The UN has issued an urgent appeal of $71.4 million to address the needs of an estimated 250,000 people impacted by the catastrophic storm in the east of Libya, for a time frame of 3 months. OCHA has also reported that an estimation of more than 880,000 people are directly influenced by the floods. 
Objectives Provide four in-kind relief WASH modules to two INGO partners, namely IMC and Acted
Target groups Victims of the Derna floods
Medium-term outcomes

Provide life-saving assistance

Deploy needed materia


Expected results:   WASH in-kind material is provided

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Coordination with other projects and actors Coordination with national authorities and international response actors. 
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    260’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    253’531 Budget inclusive project partner CHF    260’000 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF   0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   260’000
Project phases Phase 1 01.10.2023 - 31.12.2024   (Current phase)