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Libya: 10,000 missing after unprecedented floods, says Red Cross

By Patrick Wintour

12 Sep 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Unprecedented flooding in Libya has resulted in 10,000 people missing and over 3,000 confirmed dead, according to the Red Cross and the health minister of the administration controlling eastern Libya. The death toll is expected to reach 10,000.

Ten thousand people are missing after unprecedented flooding in Libya, the Red Cross said on Tuesday, as the extent of the damage to Derna, the port city where two dams burst over the weekend, became more clear.

Tamer Ramadan, the Libya envoy for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, gave the figure at a UN briefing in Geneva, describing the death toll as “huge”.

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