IOM Libya Storm Daniel Resilience, Recovery and Response Plan 2023-2024

Contract partner: IOM - International Organisation for Migration - Austria Country: Libyen Funding amount: € 2.000.000,00 Project start: 01.12.2023 End: 31.05.2025

Short Description:

Overall goal

The programme contributes to improving the humanitarian situation and supporting the recovery and resilience of flood-affected populations in Northeastern Libya.

Expected results

R1: IOM and humanitarian/development actors have access to evidence-based data and analysis for tailored response.

R2: Disaster-affected populations have access to recovery assistance and their resilience is strengthened.

Target group / Beneficiaries

With the Austrian contribution 28,040 disaster-affected populations will be assisted with Health, WASH, Socio-economic recovery assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction activities (indicative). Target group will be affected communities, internally displaced people (IDPs) and migrants.


Following activities will be implemented, among others:

- Conduct a thorough environmental assessment of the impact caused by flooding on critical areas such as water and sanitation infrastructure, solid waste management, and community well-being.

- Conduct a joint study with WFP on the Nexus of Climate Change and Food Insecurity.

- Implement solutions-driven Community Improvement Projects (CIPs) to promote the recovery and dignified return of IDPs to their places of origin and enhance their resilience to future shocks. CIPs can include (but are not limited to) replacing damaged water infrastructure including wells and water treatment plants, rehabilitating municipal desalination plants, restoring access to clean water sources, rehabilitating sanitation facilities and waste management systems, repairing and rehabilitating critical infrastructure including schools, healthcare facilities, and public utilities.

- Engage with floods/disasters first line responders, at strategic and operational level, and support them with equipment and capacity building.

- Provide Primary Health Care Services to flood-affected populations in Northeastern Libya and support a critical health facility/facilities in addressing the shortage of qualified medical practitioners through IOM's Human resources/qualified medical professionals support.


Storm Daniel struck Northeastern Libya on 09 September 2023 and caused unprecedented devastation. In the immediate aftermath of the floods, IOM, as part of an UN-wide response effort, harnessed available resources to address the most urgent humanitarian needs, thus contributing to mitigating mortality and morbidity. As the disaster phase gives way to a post-disaster setting, IOM is shifting its intervention modality to accommodate changing priorities. While continuing to address the remaining most urgent humanitarian needs, IOM will enhance affected communities’ resilience and support their recovery; contribute to reconstruction efforts; scale-up and mainstream Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities; strengthen Libyan authorities’ disaster preparedness, prevention and recovery capacities; and accompany national authorities’ efforts in finding long-lasting solutions to displacement.

project number 2667-00/2023
source of funding OEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
marker Environment: 1, Climate change adaptation: 1, Gender: 1, Poverty: 1, Disaster risk reduction: 2
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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