An independent inquiry is needed to review failings in the Libyan authorities’ management of catastrophic flooding in eastern Libya in September 2023, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published Wednesday. Libya’s general prosecutor announced an investigation and Libyan authorities pledged to compensate affected communities and rebuild. Storm Daniel reached Libya on September 9, causing severe flooding the next day after two dams upstream from Derna collapsed. Schools were also affected, and a number of them in Derna continue to host displaced families, according to the UN. At 1:12 a.m., the Water Resources Ministry reassured residents under curfew that all dams in Derna had been inspected and were in good condition.
Source: Libya Today December 08, 2023 12:38 UTC