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Libya's avoidable tragedy: What consequences after Derna dam disaster?


After an all-too avoidable calamity, how to assist survivors from Libya’s dam bursts without lining the pockets of those who failed? As the UN estimates the death toll from the Derna disaster at 4,000 killed and another 9,000 missing, we ask about the years of neglect, the unheeded warning signs that Storm Daniel was coming, and in a nation effectively split in two, how channeling the relief the tragedy might in fact help the strongman who controls eastern Libya.

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