The World Health Organization has confirmed that 101 health workers in Libya lost their lives during Storm Daniel or in its immediate aftermath, among the 4333 people thus far confirmed dead following the storm, while more than 8500 people are still missing.

This was stated by Hala Khudari, head of the health emergencies team at the World Health Organization office in Libya, during an online media briefing on health emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, which the organization broadcast on its official Facebook page.

Khudari described what Libya experienced as a result of the storm that struck its eastern cities as disastrous, adding, "I was in Derna and I saw the destruction".

She confirmed the continuation of work to recover the bodies of the victims, noting that last Tuesday a body was recovered 250 km from the shores of the city of Derna.

Khudari pointed out that the Libyan health system in the affected areas made great efforts to respond to the wounded and transport the bodies of those who died.