The United Nations warns of the risk of disease outbreaks in the Libyan city of Derna

The United Nations warned, today, Monday, that the Libyan city of Derna, which was afflicted by floods last week, “faces the risk of a disease outbreak” that could lead to a second devastating crisis.

A number of UN agencies confirm that those affected, 30,000 of whom are homeless, are in need of clean water, food and basic supplies, in light of the increasing risk of cholera, diarrhoea, dehydration and malnutrition.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya said in a statement: “Teams from nine United Nations agencies deployed over the past few days on the ground to provide aid and support to those affected by Hurricane Daniel and the floods.”

The mission warned about the risk of disease outbreaks, especially due to polluted water and lack of sanitation, noting that teams continue to work to prevent the spread of diseases and causing a second devastating crisis in the region.

Many local and international relief teams are arriving in the Libyan city of Derna, in addition to volunteers, and everyone is cooperating in searching under the rubble to find survivors, despite dwindling hopes days after Hurricane Daniel, which struck a wide area in eastern Libya and claimed the lives of thousands of victims. ".

Source: National Iraqi News Agency