The devastating floods in Libya have led to a rising death toll of 11,300, with 10,100 people still missing, and fears of a cholera outbreak.
The floods have caused mass destruction, with reports suggesting that almost a quarter of the city has been washed away and reduced to an apocalyptic wasteland. The collapse of dams led to the flooding, earning one of them the name “the dam of death.”
The situation in Libya is dire, with bodies littering the streets and buried under collapsed buildings. The World Health Organization has raised concerns about improper mass graves and the potential health risks they pose.
A UN report said more than 1,000 people had so far been buried in that manner since Libya, a nation divided by a decade of conflict and political chaos, was hit on Sunday by torrential rain that caused two dams to burst.
Thousands were killed and thousands more are missing.
“Bodies are littering the streets, washing back on shore, and are buried under collapsed buildings and debris. In just two hours, one of my colleagues counted over 200 bodies on the beach near Derna,” Bilal Sablouh, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) forensics manager for Africa, told a briefing in Geneva.