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Libya: Flood: 2023/09/10 Country Information on DRR

Period 2023/09/10
Country or District Libya
Event Type Flood
Outline On Sunday 10 September 2023, Storm Daniel made landfall in Libya causing severe weather conditions, including strong winds and sudden heavy rainfall which led to widespread flooding, affecting several northeastern areas of Libya (Benghazi, Tobruk, Toukra, Talmeitha, Almarj, Taknes (Al Jabal Al Akhdar), Al Owailia, Bayada, Albayda, Shahhat, Sousa and Derna). According to media, at least 2,000 people died and thousands are feared missing.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNOCHA 2023/09/29
Libya: Flood Response Humanitarian Update (As of 28 September 2023)

UNOCHA 2023/09/18
Up to 230,000 of the 884,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance, following Storm Daniel , are women and girls.

UNOCHA 2023/09/16
Nearly a week after Storm Daniel hit northeastern Libya, unprecedented flooding has left 3,958 people dead according to the WHO and more than 9,000 still missing. These figures are expected to rise as search-and-rescue crews work tirelessly to find survivors.

IFRC 2023/09/14
It is estimated that more than 5,000 people have died in these floods and at least 10,000 people are still missing. At least 30,000 people have been internally displaced, and 7,000 families stranded.

UNOCHA 2023/09/13
According to IOM DTM, as of 12 September, Current estimates are at over 2,000 deaths and at least 5,000 people missing.

IFRC 2023/09/13
The humanitarian consequences of this event resulted in a tragic loss of more than 2,100 lives, with approximately 6,000 individuals still missing in the heavily affected city of Derna.

ECHO 2023/09/12
According to media, at least 2,000 people died and thousands are feared missing. The worst affected city is Derna (Cyrenaica Region, north-eastern Libya) where mud slides affected thousands of people.

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International Charter 2023/09/12
Flooding in Libya