Russia sends doctors, aid to flood-stricken Libya

Russia has sent 35 emergency doctors and humanitarian aid to eastern Libya, where unprecedented flooding has killed thousands of people and displaced tens of thousands more.

The doctors will provide medical assistance to people affected by the floods at a mobile hospital that Russia has already sent to Libya. The hospital has operating theaters and an intensive care unit.

The doctors are expected to be able to provide qualified medical assistance to up to 100 people per day.

The flooding was caused by the bursting of two dams upstream from Derna, a city of about 100,000 people in the northeast of Libya. The dams burst last week when hurricane-strength Storm Daniel struck the country.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has warned that the toll from Derna alone could be as high as 11,300, with another 10,100 people missing.

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