A desperate search for the missing people continues in the Libyan city of Derna, where bodies are still washing up on its shores or decaying under the rubble, a week after Storm Daniel triggered devastating floods in the country’s east.
This past weekend, Storm Daniel hit eastern Libya, resulting in the worst flooding the country has experienced in living memory. At least 10,000 people have been reported missing, with thousands feared dead and many others displaced.
There is widespread destruction across Libya’s east after Storm Daniel led to heavy flooding. But the collapse of two dams in Derna, which gave out under pressure they could not handle, was the worst of it.
A global aid effort for disaster-hit Libya gathered pace Thursday after a tsunami-sized flash flood ripped through a coastal city and killed at least 4,000 people, with thousands more missing and feared dead.
The member of the Crisis Committee in the Municipality of Derna, Hamad Al-Shalwi, described the humanitarian situation in the city as “catastrophic,” stressing that it exceeded what the mind or imagination could fathom, adding in an interview with the Libyan News Agency that there were still many people trapped under …
Residents of the devastated Libyan city of Derna desperately searched for missing relatives as rescue workers appealed for more body bags, after a catastrophic flood that killed thousands of people and swept many out to sea.
Authorities in eastern Libya said at least 2,000 people were killed and thousands more were missing after a massive flood ripped through the city of Derna following a heavy storm and rain.
Outside the headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, about 150 Sudanese men, women and children have been camped out since July.
A group of experts commissioned by the United Nations have called upon Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces to stop evicting people and demolishing their homes in the city of Benghazi.
Libya’s Deputy Foreign Minister in the Libyan Government appointed by the House of Representatives met on Wednesday with a visiting UN delegation in Benghazi to address the crisis facing internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Libya and strengthen cooperation on sustainable solutions.