The United Nations’ top official in divided Libya on Monday called for a unified mechanism to lead the reconstruction of a coastal city that was wrecked by devastating floods last month.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, (HoR) Aqila Saleh, sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG), Antonio Guterres, in which he requested to mobilize international support to form a unified government whose mission is to hold presidential and parliamentary elections.
Libya’s Attorney General Al-Siddiq Al-Sour said Tuesday there is no need for an international investigation into last month’s flood disaster in the eastern city of Derna.
Rescue group Sea-Watch International has condemned the European Union’s migration policy after posting a video showing a migrant and refugee boat in the Mediterranean coming under attack by the Libyan coastguard.
Libya’s eastern authorities said Sunday they had postponed a reconstruction conference for the flood-hit city of Derna that had been planned for October 10 but was met with international scepticism.
The head of the Audit Bureau, Khaled Shakshak, has stated that they are seeking to develop a solid plan to monitor the reconstruction programs of the areas affected by Storm Daniel.
Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar arrived in Moscow on Tuesday, amid the chaos caused by Storm Daniel, which claimed thousands of lives in areas under the warlord’s control.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, called on Khalifa Haftar to grant full access to UN agencies and aid organizations working to alleviate the suffering of affected people in the storm-hit areas.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported that the number of displaced children in eastern Libya as a result of the floods that accompanied Storm Daniel exceeded 17,000 children.
The Head of the Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, said that the flood disaster that struck eastern Libya is greater than the capabilities of the country, which has been exhausted by external interference and political division.