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Libya: Derna Flood Response Costs Lives

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Rescue teams look for flash flood victims in the city of Derna, Libya, September 18, 2023. © 2023 AP Photo/Yousef Murad (Beirut) – An independent inquiry is needed to review failings in Libyan authorities’ management of catastrophic flooding in eastern Libya in September 2023, Human Rights Watch said today. The floods caused widespread destruction, with whole neighborhoods flushed away and thousands of people killed. Despite flood warnings up to three days before the storm made landfall on September 9, officials in the coastal city of Derna issued conflicting orders…

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