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18 Jun 2019 description

Following heavy rainfall in early June, Ghat and surrounding areas were heavily affected by floods, with water levels reaching up to two meters in affected areas. Subsequently, over 5,075 people were displaced from flood-impacted areas, including around 450 migrants from Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mauritania and Sudan.

14 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict displaces populations from areas South and East of Tripoli

  • Relief actors provide humanitarian assistance to at least 52,000 people

  • UN releases the 2019 HNO, estimating 823,000 people require humanitarian assistance and requesting $202 million to support humanitarian activities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Jun 2019 description
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Tripoli, 14 June 2019 - Humanitarian partners in Libya participated in a joint mission, led by Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), to flood-affected Ghat in south-western Libya on Thursday to boost the ongoing humanitarian response and determine outstanding needs for assistance.

12 Jun 2019 description

Ghat, Libya, 9 June — WHO has provided emergency and laboratory health supplies, scaled up disease surveillance, and deployed medical staff to support people affected by floods in the southwestern Libyan town of Ghat.

Three children and one adult died in the floods that struck Ghat in early June. More than 2500 people were displaced and many are now being hosted by relatives.

The town’s hospital was struck by the flooding, but is now partially operational. Pharmacies and the hospital’s warehouse were also flooded.

11 Jun 2019 description

Highlights

• Water flood levels dropped and the weather in Ghat municipality has cleared.

• Over 20,000 persons have been affected and about 4,250 are currently displaced; of those, 1,200 are hosted in five collective shelters habilitated by the authorities.

• Four people died, including three children, and about 30 suffered minor injuries.

• Major risk of diseases outbreaks including acute watery diarrhea due to water contamination.

07 Jun 2019 description
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Tripoli, 07 June 2019

The devastating flooding that swept through Ghat in south-western Libya has affected some 20,000 people and left them in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Thus far, over 2,500 were severely impacted and displaced to nearby areas, 500 people were rescued, and four people have been killed, including three children.

The floods have damaged roads and houses and severely affected the provision of basic services including water, food, electricity and health.

07 Jun 2019 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

More than 2,500 Libyans have been forced to flee their homes after heavy rainfalls caused severe flooding in the town of Ghat, some 1,300 km south-west of Tripoli. The rains, which started on 28 May, have already claimed the lives of four people, while thirty more are injured. UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, is rushing aid to the area.

06 Jun 2019 description

Flooding in south-west Libya has severely affected Ghat municipality, with 70% of the area flooded. UN OCHA reports four deaths (including three children) and at least 30 injured, as of 6 June at 8.00 UTC.

Severe damage has been sustained to infrastructure, houses and farmland. Ghat hospital has been partially flooded affecting services. Over 20,000 people have been affected by the floods and an estimated 2,500 displaced.

05 Jun 2019 description

This report is produced by OCHA Libya in collaboration with the inter sector coordination group and the humanitarian partners.

Highlights

• Heavy rains caused flooding and damage in several locations in Ghat municipality from 28 May to 5 June.

• Over 20,000 persons have been affected and about 2,500 are currently displaced to nearby areas.

• Four people died, including three children, and about 30 suffered minor injuries.