On Thursday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that more than 43,000 individuals have been displaced due to the recent devastating floods in eastern Libya.
“The floods in northeastern Libya have led to an estimated 43,059 individuals being displaced,” the IOM said in an official statement.
Furthermore, the IOM also stated that the shortage of water supply was reportedly prompting many displaced residents to leave the city of Derna, which suffered the most extensive damage in the region, and are relocating to other municipalities.
“Displaced individuals continue to move out of Derna to eastern locations, including Tobruk (1,320 individuals) and Benghazi (730 individuals). The majority of them are staying with relatives,” the IOM added.
Moreover, the IOM also emphasized the urgent needs of the affected areas, which include provisions for food, clean drinking water, and mental health and psychosocial support.
On Monday, Libya’s Government of National Unity informed that …