Two very different catastrophes in Morocco and in Libya united by the “unimaginable trauma” of bereaved families, continue to mobilize the UN’s relief efforts, the Organisation’s top aid official Martin Griffiths said on Friday.
Derna Mayor Abdulmenam al-Ghaithi has raised alarm that the devastating floods in Derna, eastern Libya, may result in a death toll ranging from 18,000 to 20,000 within the Derna region alone, considering the extensive damage across multiple districts in the city.
At least 5,200 people have died in Libya and thousands more are feared dead after the devastating storm that hit the North African country three days ago, according to the interior ministry of eastern Libya’s administration.
At least 2,000 people are feared dead in Derna after a powerful storm and floods hit the city in eastern Libya, according to prime minister of a self-proclaimed government based in eastern Libya, Osama Hamad.
Over the past two weeks, at least 70 migrants have gone missing at sea and are presumed dead off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said on Thursday.