Aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis following Libya’s devastating floods

One week on from the devastating floods in Libya, more than 10,000 people are still missing in the port city of Derna as aid agencies warn of a humanitarian crisis for remaining residents.

Almost 900 buildings in the city were completely destroyed and lives were torn apart by nature’s power, as well as human failings.

Devastated residents, 30,000 of whom are now homeless in Derna alone are in desperate need of clean water, food, shelter and basic supplies amid a growing risk of cholera, diarrhoea, dehydration and malnutrition.

The death toll from the devastating floods in Derna remains unclear with the figure rising to at least 11,300 while a further 10,000 remain missing.

Derna Mayor Abdel-Moneim al-Ghaithi has warned that the death tally could climb to 20,000 given the number of neighbourhoods that have been washed away.