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Libya devastated by Storm Daniel with over 2,300 killed, 10,000 feared missing

The United Arab Emirates and Turkey have sent aid to Libya, where more than 2,000 people have died due to severe flooding.
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At least 10,000 people are feared missing following the recent floods in Libya and humanitarian organizations are sounding the alarm.

Dax Bennet Roque, the Norwegian Refugee Council's country director for Libya, said the situation in the North African country is “disastrous.”

“Our team in Libya is reporting a disastrous situation for some of the most impoverished communities along the north coast,” said Roque in a Tuesday press release. “Entire villages have been overwhelmed by the floods and the death toll continues to rise.”

A storm dubbed “Daniel” hit coastal areas of eastern Libya on Sunday. The official Libyan News Agency reported on Tuesday that 2,300 have been killed another 5,000 are missing in the city of Derna.

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