After Storm Daniel devastated Libya's coastal towns on September 10, more than 4,000 fatalities have been confirmed and over 8,000 people are still missing as of September 19. The figures are rising as more information becomes available.
Additionally, the United Nations says at least 43,000 people have been internally displaced in Libya, over 17,000 of whom are children.
The collapse of two dams in the eastern port of Derna launched a fast-moving wall of water that killed thousands of people and destroyed the city. Libya has been split between two rival administrations following the NATO-led invasion that toppled its former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, in 2011.
This imperialist invasion was followed by unjust sanctions that rendered that nation unable to maintain critical infrastructure including dams, which failed during the recent deadly storm. So, is NATO directly or indirectly responsible for the unprecedented catastrophic floods in Libya?
This week, we are focusing on the recent catastrophic floods in Libya that left thousands dead in the port city of Derna. The second part of our program focuses on the new anti-imperialist alliance in the Sahel region bringing together Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.