On September 10, Storm Daniel made landfall in Libya, causing severe weather conditions, including strong winds and sudden heavy rainfall affecting several northeastern areas of the country. Derna, a port city in eastern Libya, was the worst hit after two dams burst, resulting thousands of deaths. One week later, and Derna remains difficult to access. Roads are damaged, the city is split in two, and nearby airports can only be reached through crowded highways.
MSF is preparing a coordinated response with the Ministry of Health, including mobile clinics and water and sanitation efforts.
Key medical needs include bolstering primary care facilities, providing mental health support, and assessing drinking water safety, as sewage systems were also flooded. Below, MSF medical coordinator Manoelle Carton describes the situation in Derna and Susah.