Vaccination campaign begins Friday in Derna’s vicinity, NCDC says

The Head of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Hayder Al-Sayeh, has announced the start of a vaccination campaign in the vicinity of Derna following the floods that ensued from Strom Daniel and the rupture of two dams in the city.

Al-Sayeh said the vaccination campaign would kick off on Friday in the areas that were also hit by the floods nearby Derna in eastern Libya.

The Head of the NCDC also indicated that the situation in Derna was stable, but warned of diseases that could be carried by water to the remaining population in the city. He stressed that everyone was required to make sure they would drink clean or bottle water.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has estimated that 43,059 individuals have been internally displaced by the floods in northeastern Libya.

The full scale of the death toll has yet to emerge and officials have given widely varying death tolls. The World Health Organization has so far confirmed 3,922 deaths.


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