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The environmental dimensions of Libya’s flood disaster

The environmental dimensions of Libya’s flood disaster (ceobs)

This report examines the main environmental considerations in the short and long-term, both to help inform the humanitarian response and later recovery. It also reflects on how years of conflict and insecurity in Libya contributed to the disaster.


Four short-term environmental considerations

1. Water and sanitation

2. Safety of environmental infrastructure 

3. Pollution

4. Impact on marine and coastal biodiversity

The role of the conflict in the disaster

Infrastructure neglect

Disaster preparedness and response

Four long-term environmental considerations

1. Unexploded ordnance

2. Solid waste management

3. Displacement and vulnerability 

4. Disaster warning and adaptation 

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