IDRF Mobilizes Swift Relief Effort for Storm-Stricken Libya

Canadian Charity Rushes Aid to Storm-Hit Libya: Urgent Relief Efforts Underway

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 15, 2023/ — The International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), a globally recognized leader in humanitarian aid and disaster relief, has sprung into action in response to the catastrophic fallout of Storm Daniel, which ravaged Libya on September 10th, 2023. This relentless storm, bearing eerie similarities to a Mediterranean hurricane, has exacted a devastating toll on the nation, with a staggering death toll of over 11,300. Furthermore, it threatens to elevate this grim statistic to nearly 20,000.

IDRF, renowned for its extensive experience in responding to global crises and emergencies, has launched an all-encompassing emergency operation to address the urgent and long-term needs of Libya’s affected communities. The organization’s swift response underscores IDRF’s unwavering commitment to delivering timely aid and support to those impacted by disasters on a worldwide scale.

Storm Daniel’s destructive path has left in its wake a trail of devastation, with dams rendered inoperable, bridges reduced to rubble, and entire neighborhoods obliterated. The haunting reports of cries emanating from beneath the debris and the grim sight of bodies washing ashore from the sea serve as stark and heartbreaking reminders of the colossal suffering endured by the Libyan population. These rescue efforts are further complicated by Libya’s deep-seated political divisions, which have left the nation, home to seven million people, without a stable central government since 2011.

IDRF is collaborating with local partners to provide a range of life-saving measures, including emergency medical kits, essential medicines, skilled personnel, and disinfectants, with a particular focus on ensuring a safe water supply. This concerted effort is aimed at preventing the outbreak of waterborne diseases and addressing immediate injuries. The scale of displacement in Libya is alarming, with thousands of people urgently in need of shelter. IDRF’s response includes prioritizing hot meals and supplementary food items to meet dietary requirements and provide vital support for children’s nutrition during this harrowing period.

Looking ahead, IDRF recognizes that Libya’s journey to recovery will be a protracted and demanding one. However, with global solidarity, a meaningful impact can be achieved. The organization implores individuals, organizations, and governments worldwide to stand in solidarity during this critical juncture. Their support holds the potential to alleviate the suffering of the Libyan people and contribute significantly to their recovery and resilience.
Mahmood Qasim, CEO of IDRF, emphasized the urgency of the situation, stating, “IDRF is dedicated to providing crucial assistance to the people of Libya during their time of dire need. We urge the global community to join us in this mission.”

To contribute to IDRF’s emergency response efforts in Libya, please visit our website at

About IDRF: The International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) is a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to empowering vulnerable communities through sustainable development, disaster response, and humanitarian assistance. With a focus on education, healthcare, livelihoods, and emergency relief, IDRF works in partnership with local organizations to implement impactful projects worldwide. For more information, please visit

For media inquiries, please contact: Zeina Osman Email: [email protected] Phone: 416-497-0818

Canadian media outlets and individuals who wish to support IDRF’s relief efforts are encouraged to contact Zeina Osman for interviews and further information.

Zeina Osman
International Development and Relief Foundation
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