UN Revises Flood Death Toll in Libya: 3,958 People Confirmed Dead

International Desk, 18th September: In a significant update, the United Nations (UN) has revised the previous death toll resulting from the devastating floods that struck Libya. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the revised death toll stands at 3,958 people, a significant reduction from the previously reported figure of 11,300.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) had initially reported the higher figure of 11,300 deaths in Derna due to the catastrophic flooding.

As per the latest report, there are still over 9,000 people missing as a result of the floods. The UN’s humanitarian affairs office has launched an appeal for USD 71 million to provide aid to those affected by the disaster.

Furthermore, the World Health Organization has taken proactive measures by delivering emergency aid to support nearly 250,000 people in eastern Libya. This aid includes essential medicines, surgical supplies, and body bags, underlining the urgency of the situation and the need for swift humanitarian assistance.

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