Extreme rainfall and flooding has devastated Libya, a country also grappling with years of conflict and economic crisis.
The UN Development Programme has issued an urgent appeal to donors for $71.4 million in humanitarian assistance to support those impacted in the wake of Storm Daniel.
“Beyond ending the violence, communities need to be provided with a safe environment that allows them to prepare and reduce the risk of being affected by disasters. The devastation caused by disasters like the Libya floods show the interaction between conflict and disaster” write Caso and Mena.
Read the full PRIO bog “We Could Have Prevented Thousands of Deaths in Libya” here.