In Solidarity with Libya

Another devastating natural disaster has struck North Africa this week, occurring shortly after the calamity in Morocco. Our hearts go out to the people of Derna, where two dams collapsed during heavy storms, resulting in catastrophic flooding, claiming the lives of at least 11,300 individuals, leaving many others missing, and causing entire neighborhoods to be washed into the sea. Tens of thousands have been displaced.

Once again, on behalf of the staff and affiliates of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and The Mediterranean Studies Forum, we extend our deepest condolences to the members of our community who have lost loved ones in Libya. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic event, and we stand in unwavering solidarity with them during these challenging times.

During these critical initial days, our support for relief organizations can make a significant difference. Donations can play a pivotal role in assisting the long road to recovery that lies ahead.

We are committed to providing assistance and resources as needed in the spirit of solidarity. If you wish to contribute to the relief efforts, in addition to the urgent appeal for donations from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Markaz Resource Center at Stanford has listed some organizations that you may consider supporting, including: UNICEF, Red Cross, or LibyaintheUK