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Libya: UN says high risk of disease outbreaks after Ghat floods 01:56

Libya: UN says high risk of disease outbreaks after Ghat floods

Libya, Ghat
June 11, 2019 at 23:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday that there is a high risk of diseases outbreaks in the remote south-western Libyan town of Ghat. The area was hit by floods on May 28.

Footage filmed on Saturday shows the aftermath of the disaster which killed four people, including three children, and wounded 30.

"Our houses were destroyed by the flood. All the houses here collapsed. We have no place to lodge. We are over a mountain right now so that the flood water doesn’t reach us. 99 per cent of the neighbourhood houses collapsed. We have no aid nor rations. We need help," Said one woman affected by the floods.

More than 4,000 people displaced by the flooding were taken to shelters in the area. The waters severely damaged private houses and public infrastructure.

Libya: UN says high risk of disease outbreaks after Ghat floods 01:56
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The UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday that there is a high risk of diseases outbreaks in the remote south-western Libyan town of Ghat. The area was hit by floods on May 28.

Footage filmed on Saturday shows the aftermath of the disaster which killed four people, including three children, and wounded 30.

"Our houses were destroyed by the flood. All the houses here collapsed. We have no place to lodge. We are over a mountain right now so that the flood water doesn’t reach us. 99 per cent of the neighbourhood houses collapsed. We have no aid nor rations. We need help," Said one woman affected by the floods.

More than 4,000 people displaced by the flooding were taken to shelters in the area. The waters severely damaged private houses and public infrastructure.