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Middlesbrough College is supporting Libya Floods appeal

October 20, 2023
Mohamed Alwaheshi

Storm Daniel hit Libya in September, bringing more than 400mm of rain to parts of the North East coast within a 24-hour period. Entire neighbourhoods disappeared into the sea as a huge tsunami-like torrent of water swept the country.

Middlesbrough College is raising funds to support the victims and their families in Libya. Mohamed Alwaheshi, a Construction and the Built Environment Lecturer at the College who is originally from Libya, has provided a statement about why it’s important to support this cause and how people can donate.

He said: “As you may be aware, a catastrophic event recently occurred in Libya due to the impact of Storm Daniel. Tragically, more than 5,000 people have lost their lives as a result of these floods. Approximately a quarter of the city being submerged as two dams burst following heavy rains.

“I felt compelled to bring this situation to your attention, not only because of my personal connection to Libya but also because I believe it is crucial to raise awareness about such disasters. The people of Libya are facing immense challenges, and their resilience and strength are truly commendable.

“Middlesbrough College, as a learning institution, is always committed to global citizenship and humanitarian values, and is raising funds to support the victims and their families in Libya.

“We can make a meaningful contribution to alleviate some of the suffering caused by this disaster. Thank you for taking the time to consider this matter.”

To make a donation, click here to visit the Red Cross website.

Find out more about the Libya floods and the damage they’ve caused on the BBC News website here.