Responding to the Flooding in Libya

by International Medical Corps
Responding to the Flooding in Libya

Summary

On September 10, a powerful "medicane" dubbed Storm Daniel made landfall in Libya, bringing strong winds and such heavy rainfall to northeastern areas of the country that two dams upstream of the coastal city of Derna collapsed the next day. The breach and resulting floodwaters had catastrophic consequences for the city's people and infrastructure. International Medical Corps is responding by deploying a medical team and using other lifesaving health interventions.

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Challenge

On September 10, a powerful "medicane" dubbed Storm Daniel made landfall in Libya, bringing strong winds and such heavy rainfall to northeastern areas of the country that two dams upstream of the coastal city of Derna collapsed the next day. The breach and resulting floodwaters had catastrophic consequences for the city's people and infrastructure.

Solution

International Medical Corps deployed a medical team to a primary healthcare clinic (PHC) in the west side of Derna-an area that has a large population and was critically affected by the flood-and started services. We have recruited healthcare workers from Derna and nearby towns to work with our responders and will soon deploy additional medical personnel to expand services, including mental health care.

Long-Term Impact

International Medical Corps has operated Libya since 2011. We hire all staff locally, and we work hand-in-glove with local health officials to make sure everything we do has an eye on what the community needs long term. And importantly, we will stay until the communities of northeastern Libya are back to fully supporting their health needs.

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Organization Information

International Medical Corps

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Michael Hall
Los Angeles , CA United States
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