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Tropical Storm Daniel Situation Report #3

· The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is reporting at least 11,300 fatalities and 10,100 people missing. These figures are expected to rise as search and rescue crews work continues.

· Fatality Management:

o The Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS) and World Health Organization (WHO) teams are providing guidance, materials, and training on burying the dead.

o A total of 5,000 body bags have been received by the LRCS to help with dignified burials.

· There are contradictory reports of two dams being overwhelmed by rapidly rising water in the northeast (Jaza and Qattara dams).

· Displacement Update:

o The UN Migration Agency reports that there are more than 70,000 people who have been displaced in the affected areas. These figures are likely to be higher as access restrictions have limited data collection in the worst-affected areas.

o Some of the most vulnerable groups include internally displaced persons (IDPs), migrants, returnees, and refugees, who will require tailored assistance and protection support to address their specific needs and vulnerabilities:

ü The storm has likely re-displaced many of these vulnerable populations, further depleting their already limited resources and potentially increasing their dependence on negative coping mechanisms to survive.

· There is now an increased risk of exposure to landmines and Explosive Ordnance of War (ERW) leftover from years of conflict is on the rise, as flood waters have now shifted landmines and ERW, including into areas previously free of weapon contamination.

· Assessments are still in the early stages; the most critical needs that have been identified are:

o Health

o Food and Water

o Sanitation

o Shelter

o Non-Food Items

· Public Health and Healthcare:

o WHO has delivered 29 metric tons of health supplies:

ü The supplies include essential medicines, trauma and emergency surgery supplies, and medical equipment.

ü These supplies are enough to reach 250,000 people.

o The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is reporting that nearly 300,000 children face increased risk of diarrhea and cholera, dehydration, and malnutrition, as well as increased risks of violence and exploitation.

o The National Centre for Disease Control has already detected at least 55 children poisoned by drinking polluted water in Derna.

· Red Crescent Update:

o The LRCS teams are continuing to provide food, non-food items and drinking water in the affected areas.

o The Iranian Red Crescent Society has provided 40 tons of relief items (tents, blankets, health items, and food packages) and three teams for rescue and relief operations.

· International Assistance:

o The World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing food assistance to more than 5,000 households and is planning on ramping this up to supporting 20,000 households (100,000 people).

o UNICEF with the Ministry of Health has deployed essential medical equipment to eastern Libya.

o The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in providing 200,000 people with food assistance, hygiene kits, and potable water.

o The European Union has provided 5.7 million Euros in humanitarian funding. Eight member states are providing the following resources:

ü 80 Generators

ü 3,900 Hygiene Kits

ü 2 Helicopters

ü One Dive Team

ü 4 Trucks

ü 4,500 Food and Water Items

ü 1,500 Search and Rescue items

ü 10 Water pumps

ü 24,000 Shelter Items

ü One Emergency Medical Team


Sources:

· Libya: Flood update Flash Update No.3 (16 September 2023) (as of 5pm local time)

· Libya | Floods situation update - DG ECHO Daily Map | 15/09/2023

· UN in Libya Twitter Page

· OCHA Libya Twitter Page

· WHO Libya Twitter Page

· IFRC MENA Twitter Page

· Libyan Red Crescent Society Twitter Page

· Head of Country Delegation- IFRC IRAN Twitter Page

· USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance Twitter Page

· EU ECHO Twitter Page



Resources


Flood impact assessment in Derna City centre, East Province, Libya - Imagery Analysis: 13/09/2023 | Published: 14/09/2023 V1 (New)


Flood impact assessment in Al Tamimi Town, Derna Governorate, East Province, Libya - Imagery Analysis: 13/09/2023 | Published: 15/09/2023 V1 (New)


ACAPS Thematic report - Libya: Update on the impact of Storm Daniel in Derna district (15 September 2023) (New)


Libya: Flooding - Physical Access Constraints (PAC) - Roads in Derna as of 12 September 2023 (New)


Center for International Disaster Information, Libya Flooding Website (New)


UNOSAT Live Web Map


UN Refugee Agency, Help Libya Website


UN Crisis Relief, Libya Floods Response (Monetary Donations)


Center for Disaster Philanthropy, 2023 Libya Floods



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