Post Tagged with: "Libya Flood"

Rescuers and relatives sit in front of collapsed buildings after recent flooding caused by Mediterranean storm Daniel, in Derna, Libya, Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. [AP Photo/Muhammad J. Elalwany]

After protests in flood-hit Derna, Libyan officials order journalists to leave

Protests erupted in Derna on Monday, as anger exploded among workers in the city against authorities who failed to take critical measures to protect it from flooding. When Storm Daniel hit the region, Derna’s poorly maintained dams burst, and a massive wall of water descended on the city, killing an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 people. The response to the protests[Read More…]

by 20/09/2023 Comments are Disabled World
Urgency of Improving Dam Safety Re-Emphasized in Libya and Ukraine

Urgency of Improving Dam Safety Re-Emphasized in Libya and Ukraine

Recent dam failures in Libya and Ukraine have re-emphasized the great importance of improving dam safety. The flood disaster in Libya was greatly aggravated by the heavy damage to Wadi Derna dams very recently leading to several thousand deaths, even though clear warnings of the lack of poor maintenance of these dams had been given earlier. These could not be[Read More…]

by 19/09/2023 Comments are Disabled World
A man sits by the graves of the flash flood victims in Derna, Libya, Friday, September 15, 2023. [AP Photo/Yousef Murad]

US imperialist hypocrisy and the Libyan flood

Over the weekend, former President Barack Obama urged his 132 million followers on Twitter (X) to make contributions to charitable organizations aiding the people of Derna, the Libyan city devastated by a flood that killed well over 20,000 people, according to estimates by local officials. “If you’re looking to help people impacted by the floods in Libya, check out these[Read More…]

by 18/09/2023 Comments are Disabled World
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Humanitarian Imperialism Created the Libyan Nightmare

NATO’s military intervention in Libya in 2011, which overthrew the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, resulted in a chaotic and murderous failed state. Libyans pay a horrific price for this catastrophe. “We came, we saw, he died,” Hillary Clinton famously quipped when Muammar Gaddafi, after seven months of U.S. and NATO bombing, was overthrown in 2011 and killed by a mob who sodomized[Read More…]

by 17/09/2023 Comments are Disabled World
Climate Change And Learning From The Disaster in Libya

Climate Change And Learning From The Disaster in Libya

One of the most important tasks before our troubled world relates to protective steps to reduce the harmful impacts of adverse weather and disasters arising from climate change. As is well understood and adequately documented, climate change leads to much increased possibility of adverse weather events and disasters which can be significantly more threatening than what the world has experienced[Read More…]

by 16/09/2023 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Why the West is Reluctant to name the Biggest Culprit of the Libyan Disaster

Why the West is Reluctant to name the Biggest Culprit of the Libyan Disaster

This is clearly the time for giving the highest priority to the rescue and rehabilitation effort In Libya where the recent floods have caused massive destruction. At the time of writing this over 5300 persons are reported to have died, and thousands more are reported missing. According to Derna Mayor Abdulbenam al-Ghaithi ( quoted in a Reuter report published in[Read More…]

by 15/09/2023 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Whole neighborhoods in the coastal town of Derna ,Libya were washed away after torrential rains caused two dams to burst. (Jamal Alkomaty / Associated Press)

Within 2 Weeks 4 Continents Face 8 Catastrophic Floods, At Least 10,000 Die, Neighborhoods Swept To Sea

A catastrophic flooding in Libya has taken its toll: At least 10,000 people died. The flood in Libya is just the latest in a string of intense rain events to hammer countries in four continents over the past two weeks. Whole neighborhoods have been swept into the sea by flooding in Libya. The country also experienced bursting of dams. Dead[Read More…]

by 13/09/2023 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
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