I’m searching for my missing family after Libya’s floods | Close Up – Lifotravel

I’m searching for my missing family after Libya’s floods | Close Up

“At 3am I heard a sound, it was like the sound of an engine … I went outside and there was someone coming towards me, barefoot, holding a torch,” recounts Abubaker Almortadha al-Jazwi, as he describes the moment he realised something happened to his hometown of Derna, in eastern Libya. “I said [to the man] … Read more

Libya’s flood disaster displaced more than 43,000 people, says UN migration body – Lifotravel

Libya's flood disaster displaced more than 43,000 people, says UN migration body

Libya’s flood disaster, which killed thousands in the city of Derna, also displaced more than 43,000 people, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday. Issued on: 21/09/2023 – 13:37 2 min A tsunami-sized flash flood broke through two ageing river dams upstream from the coastal city after the Mediterranean Storm Daniel lashed the area on … Read more

Haftar’s sons rise in Libya’s east, bringing ‘corruption, death, destruction’ – Lifotravel

Haftar’s sons rise in Libya’s east, bringing ‘corruption, death, destruction’

Khalifa Haftar, the strongman of eastern Libya, has placed his six sons in positions of political and military power. The deadly floods in Derna have seen his youngest, Saddam, rise to head of disaster relief management and the top of his succession charts. For Libyans, it spells more bad news. Wearing camouflage fatigues and his … Read more

The other culprit in Libya’s floods – Lifotravel

The other culprit in Libya’s floods

In early September, Storm Daniel hit the Mediterranean, causing catastrophic flooding. Heavy rains poured over parts of Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece. The Greek province of Thessaly saw a staggering 18 months’ worth of rain in just one day. Swollen rivers claimed flooded villages and towns, taking 15 lives, damaging buildings and infrastructure, and wiping out … Read more

Protests erupt in Libya’s flood-hit Derna as UN flags threat of disease outbreak – Lifotravel

Protests erupt in Libya’s flood-hit Derna as UN flags threat of disease outbreak

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Libya’s disaster-hit Derna on Monday, accusing the authorities of neglect after a huge flash flood devastated the coastal city and swept thousands to their deaths, with the United Nations warning that disease outbreaks could bring “a second devastating crisis”. Demonstrators gathered outside the city’s grand mosque and chanted slogans against … Read more

UN warns disease outbreak in Libya’s flooded east could create 2nd ‘crisis’ – National | Globalnews.ca – Lifotravel

UN warns disease outbreak in Libya’s flooded east could create 2nd ‘crisis’ - National | Globalnews.ca

Officials warned Monday that a disease outbreak in Libya’s northeast, where floods have killed thousands, could create “a second devastating crisis” as diarrhea spread among those who drank contaminated water. In a statement, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya said it was particularly concerned about water contamination and the lack of sanitation after two … Read more

UN confirms death toll at least 11,300 in Libya’s flood-hit Derna – Lifotravel

UN confirms death toll at least 11,300 in Libya’s flood-hit Derna

A week after a wall of water rushed through the Libyan coastal city of Derna, sweeping thousands to their deaths, the focus turned Sunday to caring for survivors of the disaster. Estimates of the number of lives lost vary widely. The most recent official death toll, from the health minister of the eastern-based administration, Othman … Read more

What can the world learn from Libya’s dam disaster? – Lifotravel

What can the world learn from Libya’s dam disaster?

The last few years have not been easy for the people of Libya. A country divided by war and instability … after the revolution that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. The collapse of two dams has now brought new grief, with thousands dead or missing and half the eastern city of Derna wiped out in a deluge. … Read more

Flooding death toll soars to 11,300 in Libya’s coastal city of Derna – Lifotravel

Flooding death toll soars to 11,300 in Libya’s coastal city of Derna

The death toll in Libya’s coastal city of Derna has soared to 11,300 as search efforts continue following a massive flood fed by the breaching of two dams in heavy rains, the Libyan Red Crescent said. Marie el-Drese, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Libya secretary-general, said another 10,100 people … Read more

Analysis | Libya’s catastrophe is everyone’s fault – Lifotravel

Analysis | Libya’s catastrophe is everyone’s fault

Comment on this storyComment You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get the rest free, including news from around the globe and interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday. There’s plenty of blame to go around in the wake of an apocalyptic disaster in eastern … Read more