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Drone footage captures damages in Derna as death toll from devastating floods in Libya surpasses eleven thousand

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« Drone footage released on Monday by the Libyan Red Crescent shows the devastation wrought by the recent floods in Derna.
The death toll has rached 11,300 thousand people, and 10,000 more are still missing.
The EU said it would provide Libya with 5.2 million euros in humanitarian funding. It will be channelled through EU humanitarian partners operating in Libya. The main focus will be on health, nutrition, water and sanitation.
The head of the World Meteorological Organization stated that “the emergency management authorities would have been able to carry out evacuation of the people” and therefore “avoiding most of the human casualties” if the the governing system functioned normally.
Since former Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed in 2011 after a NATO-backed intervention, Libya has been divided between the Government of National Unity in Tripoli and a rival faction controlling the east. »



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