Libya: Health Groups Warn Against Quick Mass Burials in Libya

Three international health organizations are warning against the rushed, mass burials of bodies in Libya following this week’s catastrophic flooding.

The World Health Organization (WHO), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) say dead bodies, while distressing to look at, pose little or no threat to public health.

“Amid devastating loss of life due to disasters and conflict, there is often unfounded…


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