New UN figure says that 3958 people died in the flood in Libya; 9,000 missing

Derna: The United Nations said that 3958 people died in the flood in northern Libya. The updated figure was released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 9000 people went missing in the flood.

Earlier, the UN stated that 11,300 people may have died in the flood. However, the UN has released a new figure based on the report of the World Health Organization. About two thousand people have flowed into the sea. Even after seven days, the rescue operation and rehabilitation were successful.

The UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs has said that $71 million is needed to help those affected by the disaster. The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken steps to deliver emergency aid to around 2,50,000 people in eastern Libya, including essential medicines and surgical supplies.

Hurricane Daniel and Hurricane Libby reached the Yan coast of Derna, a city with a population of 120,000 on the night of September 9.

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