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UNHCR Describes Libya's Floods Aftermath as 'Horrific'

UNHCR Describes Libya's Floods Aftermath as 'Horrific'
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The United Nations Refugee agency, UNHCR, in Libya has described the aftermath of the country's deadly flood as "horrific" appealing for donations to try to mitigate the impact of the disaster on families. Rana Ksaifi, head of protection for UNHCR Libya, said the U.N. agency has already provided core-relief items as a first and immediate response. The U.N. humanitarian office, OCHA, issued an emergency appeal for $71.4 million to respond to urgent needs of 250,000 Libyans most affected. It estimates that approximately 884,000 people in five provinces live in areas directly affected by the rain and flooding. At least 11,300 people were killed and a further 30,000 displaced in the Sept. 10 storm.