THERE are no reported Filipino casualties in Libya where about 2000 have died and thousands went missing after massive floodings caused by bursting of dams due to storm Daniel.
The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya said an estimated 1,100 Filipinos are in Eastern Libya of which 90 are residing in the areas badly hit by Storm Daniel.
There are 30 Filipinos in the district of Dema (5 in the city of Dema and 25 in Umm al Rizam), 50 in the district of Jabel al Akhdar and 10 in Tobruk, based on the mapping conducted by the Philippine Embassy–Assistance to Nationals on 20-24 August 2023, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ma. Teresita Daza said.
The Filipinos in these areas are mostly nurses and clinical instructors, she said.
Daza sais the Embassy was informed by community coordinators in the area that: “There are no reported Filipino casualties and that the Filipinos were relocated to higher grounds by the hospital management.”
Filipino nurses continue to work in hospitals.
However, communication is difficult as electricity has not been restored in most areas, she said.
The Tripoli Philippine Embassy has reached out to the Filipino community leaders there and continues to monitor developments in regard to the disaster, Daza added.