Libya: 11,300 dead, 10,100 missing, 38,640 displaced due to floods

By Ikram Kouachi

ANKARA (AA):  More than 38,640 people have been displaced due to devastating floods in Libya, the UN migration agency said on Friday.

At least 11,300 people are dead and 10,100 missing according to the latest figures from the Libya Red Crescent.

At least 38,640 individuals were displaced in Derna due to Storm Daniel, with 3,000 in Al-Bayda, 2,595 in Al-Marj, 2,195 in Benghazi, 350 in Soussa, 300 in Almkheley, 200 in Wardeah and fewer than 20 in Shahat, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Libya.

“Over 5,000 are presumed dead, with a total of 3,922 deaths having been registered in hospitals, according to WHO sources,” the UN agency earlier said, adding that rescue teams continue their search for survivors.

“The restoration of some roads, which had previously been blocked, is now allowing some individuals affected by the floods to leave the areas hit by Storm Daniel in search of safety, shelter and basic necessities,” IOM added.

Torrential rains from Storm Daniel swept several areas on Sunday in eastern Libya, most notably Benghazi, Al-Bayda and Al-Marj, as well as Soussa and Derna.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: A view of buildings damaged in the floods due to Storm Daniel in Derna, Libya on September 14, 2023. Photojournalist: Hamza Al Ahmar/AA]

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