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Torrential rains in Libya kill more than 2,000, local authorities say

Local authorities in Libya recently reported a devastating natural disaster that hit the east of the country. Torrential rains, caused by storm Daniel, caused catastrophic flooding, raising fears of a very heavy human toll.

On September 10, Storm Daniel hit eastern Libya, causing exceptionally heavy rainfall in the region. Floods resulting from these torrential rains quickly submerged entire areas, causing significant material damage and threatening the lives of many Libyans.

According to the latest information, the death toll already exceeds 2,000, but there are fears that this figure will continue to rise as relief efforts reach the worst affected areas and the scale of the damage is revealed.

Faced with this unprecedented disaster, the Libyan government reacted quickly by announcing three days of national mourning. An extraordinary council of ministers was convened to assess the emergency situation and coordinate relief efforts. Local authorities are working closely with humanitarian organizations and relief agencies to provide immediate assistance to those affected.

The floods have led to massive population displacements, with thousands of people forced to leave their homes to escape the rising waters. Temporary shelter, food, clean water and emergency medical care are now the top priorities to help survivors of this disaster.

Storm Daniel and the floods in Libya are a stark reminder of the challenges many parts of the world face when it comes to natural disasters. International solidarity is essential in such circumstances, and many countries and organizations are mobilizing to support Libya during these difficult times.

Ultimately, this tragedy also highlights the urgency of taking effective action to mitigate the effects of climate change, which is increasingly contributing to the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events across the world. world. Preparedness and resilience for such disasters should be at the heart of global efforts to combat climate change.

Production Press & Media Department of OMSAC


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