Leaders in Libya urged to set aside differences following deadly floods

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, has called on all Libyan political actors to overcome political deadlocks and divisions and collectively ensure relief access.

The number of deaths in the Libyan city of Derna could range from 18,000 to 20,000 after the catastrophic event, according to the city’s mayor.  Abdulmenam Al-Ghaithi told al-Arabiya TV that this was based on the number of wiped-out districts in the city.

UN migration agency says at least 30,000 people in eastern Libya have been displaced. Officials are saying the flooding in eastern Libya has left more than 10000 people dead.

Mediterranean storm Daniel arrived in Libya on Sunday, and caused two dams outside the city of Derna to burst.

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