Derna, Libya

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A view of Derna city in Libya
 • MayorAbdulmenam Al-Ghaithi
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Derna is a port city in eastern Libya, with a population of around 90,000 to 125,000.[1] It's the administrative capital of Derna District and has a unique location between Jebel Akhdar(also known as Green Mountain), the Mediterranean Sea, and the Libyan desert. The city is diverse with people from different backgrounds.[2]

In September 2023, a catastrophic (a sudden great damage or suffering) flood caused by dam collapses during Storm Daniel which resulted in around 30 million cubic metres of water being released in the city, wiped out about a quarter of the city, resulting in atleast 11,300 deaths and as per Libyan officials more then 10,000 others are injured, and missing residents while the UN aid agency OCHA said the figure was at least 5,000.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Libya: Impact of Storm Daniel in Derna - Briefing note 13 September 2023 - Libya | ReliefWeb". 2023-09-13.
  2. "Derna City of Libya | Current Affairs". 2023-09-13.
  3. "Flooding death toll soars to 11,300 in Libya's coastal city of Derna". Retrieved 2023-09-23.

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