Death toll in Libya’s Derna floods rises to 11,300, says UN

World News
2023-09-16 | 23:09
High views
Share
LBCI
Share
LBCI
Whatsapp
facebook
Twitter
Messenger
telegram
print
Death toll in Libya’s Derna floods rises to 11,300, says UN
Whatsapp
facebook
Twitter
Messenger
telegram
print
2min
Death toll in Libya’s Derna floods rises to 11,300, says UN

The death toll from the floods in the city of Derna in eastern Libya has risen to 11,300, according to the United Nations on Saturday in an update from the Libyan Red Crescent. 

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs also reported, based on figures from the Libyan Red Crescent, that 10,100 others remain missing in the devastated city. The update added that the floods claimed the lives of 170 people in other areas in eastern Libya outside Derna. 

The United Nations report stated, "These numbers are expected to rise as search and rescue teams tirelessly work to find survivors." 

It further noted that, one week after Storm Daniel struck northeastern Libya, "the humanitarian situation remains dire, especially in Derna." 

The report mentioned that the city is facing a severe issue with regards to clean water, with at least 55 children suffering from poisoning after consuming contaminated water. 

In the surrounding areas, which have witnessed years of armed conflict, the United Nations warned of the dangers of landmines carried by floodwaters from one place to another, posing a threat to pedestrians. 

AFP 
 

World News

Libya

Death

Floods

Derna

United Nations

Libyan Red Crescent

Storm Daniel

LBCI Next
Taiwan detects 28 Chinese warplanes in its vicinity
Red Cross says ready to mediate between Russia, Ukraine in prisoners swap
LBCI Previous
Download now the LBCI mobile app
To see the latest news, the latest daily programs in Lebanon and the world
Google Play
App Store
We use
cookies
We use cookies to make
your experience on this
website better.
Accept
Learn More