Zakat Foundation of America

Libya is an oil-rich country that has long been the target of sanctions while its people suffered mass poverty. In 2011, the Libyan government violently suppressed the popular uprising inspired by the anti-authoritarian protests sweeping the Arab world, resulting in a humanitarian crisis.

Many non-Libyans and Libyans alike have experienced displacement, inflation of food and water costs, lack of medical assistance and armed conflict. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by their current crisis as they flee to surrounding countries.

It will take concerted humanitarian effort to transport, house, feed, and provide treatment for the civilians affected by the conflict. Furthermore, humanitarian efforts must continue to work in Libya in order to stabilize a country marred by violence

Latest News from Libya

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ZF’s Feeds Displaced in Libya

Libya, a country that has recently seen revolution, is now under political reconstruction and is one of the 38 countries where… Continue Reading...

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Middle East Emergency Relief Campaign Continues

Humanitarian relief campaigns have been launched by ZF all across the Middle East from Syria to Libya to address refugee crises. Continue Reading...

Chicagoans Ship Humanitarian Relief to Libyan-Tunisian Border

Zakat Foundation of America, a Chicago-based non-profit organization, today shipped a full container of emergency relief items… Continue Reading...

Zakat Foundation Reaches Out to Refugees on the Libyan Border

As the world watches turmoil in one country after the other, it is often easy to forget the refugees that are left homeless in… Continue Reading...

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Zakat Foundation of America Responds to the Changing Dynamics of the Libyan Crisis

The migration of Libyans takes on new form as they travel to Southern Tunisia for resettlement. Continue Reading...