Floods sweeps Ghat, 518 families displaced

Ghat city, southwestern Libya has been witnessing hard conditions since the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, Tuesday, as floods have drowned the city’s houses and streets leading to number of casualties, forcing dozens of people to flee to safe places.

Ghat Municipal Council has called on all local and international humanitarian organizations to provide urgent aid to the people of the city, as the floods nearly covered 70 per cent of the streets. 518 families were reported to be officially displaced from the city and more families are expected to follow according to the officials statements.

A shipment of medical aid provided by Libya’s Field Medicine and Support Center (FMSC) was seen arriving at Ghat, Wednesday aiming to ease the suffering of Libyans inside the city.

Later on Wednesday, Ghat Municipal Council announced forming an emergency committee to follow up with the escalating situation, as the Presidential Council (PC) announced allocating 10M Libyan dinars for the crisis.

Amid the rapid escalations, Ghat’s officials have been warning of ” humanitarian disaster” in the city.


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