Libya — Impact of Storm Daniel on Derna: Needs Assessment Report (25 September 2023)




Snapshot Date
Sep 23 2023
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This report provides an overview of the situation and the main needs of the displaced population and the host community in Derna and surrounding areas.


  • Based on field reports some roads in the affected areas are being reopened although movement between the eastern and western parts of the city continues to be heavily restricted.
  • Approximately 1,300 individuals (260 families) remain in their homes in the affected areas of Alajabilh, Abu Mansour, and Maghar, out of fear of being victims of theft due to the lack of electricity in these areas. They are in urgent need of food and non-food items as well as medical assistance. They have not received any aid.
  • Throughout Derna, field teams also report severe shortages of medications including those for chronic diseases, as well as a lack of storage and pharmacists.
  • Specific needs were identified for individuals with restricted mobility, women, children, infants, adults and elderly.
  • Seven collective accommodations were hosting displaced individuals, mostly in schools and hotels. They lacked adequate services and items such as sanitation, security, medication, diapers, baby food, etc.