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Supporting Those Affected by Devastating Natural Disasters in Morocco and Libya

The recent earthquake in Morocco and floods in Libya were devastating, and we are deeply saddened and concerned by their impact. Our thoughts are with all the members of the UC Davis community impacted by these terrible natural disasters.

Support services are available to those impacted by these recent events. We encourage you to use these resources and take care of yourself.


Scholars, faculty and staff

  • The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers confidential and cost-free assessment, counseling, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty, staff and families. For scholars located in Davis, please call (530) 752-2727 for an appointment. For scholars in Sacramento, please call (916) 734-2727 for an appointment.
  • Services for International Students and Scholars assists students and scholars and their families with visa and immigration issues while they are at UC Davis. Scholars can find the appropriate contact here.

UC Davis created a Global Community Emergency Fund to provide direct support to members of the UC Davis community, including visiting scholars, students, faculty and their families, who have urgent and immediate financial needs related to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and other circumstances beyond their control. For more information, please contact Beth Greenwood, associate dean for international programs, director of LL.M. programs and lecturer of law.

Additionally, we encourage our contacts in the affected areas to sign up for a virtual backpack through Article 26 Backpack, a joint project between Global Affairs and Human Rights Studies that offers a secure way to store educational and other important documents. This cloud-based solution is free to all and administered and protected by the University of California. 


Joanna Regulska
Vice Provost and Dean - Global Affairs

Keisha Liggett-Nichols
Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice Provost, Global Affairs

Simone Kueltz
Interim Director, Services for International Students and Scholars, Global Affairs

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