Storm Daniel made landfall in Libya on September 10th, 2023. The storm caused high winds, torrential rainfall, and flash floods in the Derna area. In the city of Derna itself, heavy rainfall and floodwaters inundated two reservoirs causing the dams to burst and flood the city. Additionally, the river Derna, which runs through the town, burst its banks, washing away roads and buildings.

Several other large towns and cities in the region have been affected, sustaining significant damage. These include the large nearby city of Al-Bayda, the towns of Shahat, Martuba, and Sousse.

The World Health Organization reports nearly 5,000 deaths have been registered.

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PDA is partnering with DanChurch Aid (DCA) and Terre des Hommes (TdH) to respond.

DCA is assisting the Libyan Red Crescent and local authorities with medical support and shelters for those who are displaced, and are procuring items for the shelters such as blankets and bedding, sanitation and hygiene items, potable water and more. Long-term, DCA plans to assist with debris removal and reconstruction efforts.

TdH are targeting 23,500 vulnerable people impacted by the storm in the areas of Benghazi, Al Marj, Al Bayadah and Derna. Emergency needs and WASH (water, Sanitation and hygiene) are being provided in addition to psychosocial support. 




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