Episcopal Relief & Development is Partnering to Provide Disaster Relief in Morocco and Libya
Episcopal Relief & Development Partners with DanChurchAid to Provide Flood Relief in Libya
September 20, 2023
On September 10, storm Daniel hit Libya hard with high winds, strong rains and flash flooding that caused the collapse of two dams, devastated numerous cities and towns, and killed more than 4,000 people. Unfortunately, that number is sure to rise as recently revised reports from the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs indicate more than 9,000 people are still missing.
Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with DanChurchAid (DCA) and their local partners to save lives and strengthen resilience. With a focus on communities around Derna and Benghazi, Episcopal Relief & Development supports DCA in providing shelter, non-food items such as blankets and hygiene kits, and mental health support to 2,000+ survivors of the storm Daniel disaster.
“Episcopal Relief & Development is proud to partner with DanChurchAid,” said Nagulan Nesiah, Senior Program Officer, Disaster Resilience, Episcopal Relief & Development. “DCA shares our belief in the dignity of all people and our commitment to building on community-based partnerships to address urgent humanitarian needs.”
Please pray for the people impacted by storm Daniel in Libya and consider making a donation to the International Disaster Response Fund to support Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners as they respond to this and other events including the recent earthquake in Morocco.
Episcopal Relief & Development Partners with IBC to Provide Earthquake Relief in Morocco
September 13, 2023
On September 8, a devastating 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco, killing almost 3,000 people with the number of deceased persons still growing. Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC) to provide relief to over 10,000 survivors of the disaster who have left the area of impact for safer grounds.
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting IBC, an organization with over 20 years of experience responding to crises, in providing food, hygiene products, tents, medical supplies, flashlights and items for mothers and babies in Chichaoua, Morocco. The aid is reaching extremely rural and hard-to-reach villages (also known as “last mile” communities) for whom a lack of resources has contributed to weak infrastructure that is especially vulnerable to earthquakes.
“Episcopal Relief & Development began partnering with IBC after the Türkiye-Syria earthquake in February,” said Nagulan Nesiah, Senior Program Officer, Disaster Resilience, Episcopal Relief & Development. “This partnership has allowed us to serve new populations and expand our reach to people who are most in need.”
The earthquake was the strongest to hit the area in a century, and the full scale of its impact is still unfolding. Please pray for the people impacted by the earthquake in Morocco and consider making a donation to the International Disaster Response Fund to support Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners as they respond to this and other events including the recent catastrophic flooding in Libya.
For over 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.