More than 36,000 people have been displaced due to floods in Libya, the UN migration agency revealed.
“At least 30,000 people were displaced in Derna due to Storm Daniel, with 3,000 in Albayda, 1,000 in Almkheley, and 2,085 individuals still displaced in Benghazi,” the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Libya said.
The organisation pointed out that the exact number of deaths is still unknown.
The UN agency estimated that the death toll since Sunday has risen to 2,000, with 5,000 people still missing.
“Storm Daniel caused significant infrastructure damage, including the road network, and disrupted the telecommunications network,” the IOM added.
Earlier on Wednesday, Saadeddin Abdul Wakil, the undersecretary of the unity government’s Health Ministry, revealed that the death toll surged past 6,000, while thousands remain missing.
On Monday, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent put the figure of missing people at 10,000.
Torrential rains from Storm Daniel swept several areas on Sunday in eastern Libya, most notably Benghazi, Al-Bayda and Al-Marj, as well as Soussa and Derna.
Years of brutal civil war in Libya have resulted in thousands of civilian casualties, extensive infrastructure damage, and thousands of civilian deaths and injuries.