Libya’s Floods – A Climate Change and Governance Tragedy

The Derna disaster shows the lethal effect of a convergence between climate, governance and security threats.

The catastrophic flood last week in Derna, north-eastern Libya, has claimed the lives of 11 300 people. A significant number are still missing. Triggered by Storm Daniel, the event has sparked a humanitarian crisis and could worsen economic challenges over the long term.

The devastation in Derna is a stark illustration of the convergence of multiple threats within the…


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