on Sunday 17 September, 2023

Libyan Red Crescent denies 11,300 death toll cited by UN: Spokesman

This handout satellite picture created and released by BlackSky on September 13, 2023 shows a general view of destruction in the wake of floods after the Mediterranean storm “Daniel” in Libya’s eastern coastal city of Derna. (AFP)
by : AFP

The Libyan Red Crescent on Sunday denied that last week’s flooding resulted in 11,300 deaths after the United Nations offered that toll, citing the rescue group.

“We are shocked to see our name mixed up with these figures,” Libyan Red Crescent spokesman Tawfik Shoukri told AFP from Benghazi, adding that “they add to the confusion and distress of the families of the missing.”