The UN office revises the death toll from the Libya floods.

By: 600011 On: Sep 19, 2023, 5:44 AM


The death toll from the floods in Libya has been revised to 3,958 by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The United Nations had previously stated that floods in the country's coastal city of Derna had killed 11,300 people. According to an updated report, Farhan Haq, the UN secretary-general's deputy spokesman, reported more than 9,000 individuals were still missing.

After two dams south of the city broke, entire districts in Derna, a city of around 120,000 people, were flooded and stuck in muck. Relief efforts are underway, led by rescue workers. The UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs announced a US$71 million appeal to assist catastrophe victims. People in eastern Libya have received backpacks containing crucial medicines, surgical supplies, and other emergency aid from WHO.