United Nations Flash Appeal in Response to Storm Daniel
14 September 2023
On 10 September, Storm Daniel and subsequent heavy rains caused widespread flooding in eastern Libya, resulting in the deaths of thousands of people and causing significant damage to infrastructure. We express our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. Our thoughts are with all people affected.
The United Nations is mobilizing resources to support those affected and is working with local, national and international partners to get urgently needed humanitarian assistance to people in the affected areas. We have launched our Flash Appeal to respond to floods caused by Storm Daniel and to get urgently needed humanitarian assistance to people in the affected areas. Our estimates of the five (5) provinces in the affected area are that over 884,000 people were directly affected by the storm and flash floods to varying degrees. The worst-affected city is Derna in eastern Libya, where the bursting of upstream dams has led to mud slides, affecting thousands of people, and washing away homes.
The UN in Libya stands in solidarity with all people in Libya during this difficult time.