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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03740-A
Date : 22/09/2023
Country/Region : LIBYA
Title : Devastating floods in Lybia.
Duration : 00:01:12
Cameraman : ELYASER, Hussein
Editor : ZHANG, Yifan
Person appearing :
FRIDEZ, Yann (chef de délégation Tripoli, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
ZHANG, Yifan
Description : ICRC Newsroom website - 21-09-2023
After devastating floods killed thousands of people in Libya’s northeast, survivors mourn family and friends that perished in the disaster. Thousands of people are displaced and need food, clean water, shelter, and medical supplies. Many are also desperate to have news of their missing loved ones.

“Some dead bodies were successfully identified, but other bodies were not because whole families were gone together,” said Libyan Red Crescent worker Hisham Abdullah. “So we’re talking about a terrible humanitarian situation.”

The ICRC has donated close to 6000 body bags, management of the dead kits and technical support, and is on its way to deliver, medicine, food, and non-food items to families affected by the floods. Medical support to affected health facilities will also be provided, as well as a forensics team to work on the management of the dead.

“We have provided medicine to some medical centers that were providing support to the wounded and sick of this catastrophe,” said ICRC Libya Head of Delegation Yann Fridez. “We are now planning for other activities with food, essential items and as well to support the work of authorities to reinstall safe water for the population.”

The ICRC donated medical items to Al Hawary hospital in Benghazi which is the focal hospital dispatching medical support to the flooded areas. Our teams have also assessed damage to water systems and are training the Libyan Red Crescent in how to use emergency water materials that are on their way to the affected areas.
Original language : French; English
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