The head of the Syndicate of Veterinary Medical Professions in Al-Marj City, Marwan Al-Asbli, has expressed concern over the considerable damage to agricultural land due to the floodings caused by Storm Daniel, which hit northeastern Libya in September.
"Vast areas estimated at 2,500 hectares, which remain submerged in water, has resulted in the loss of many farmers' livestock, the official told the Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed newspaper.
The outbreaks of infectious disease that followed the floods have further aggravated the crisis killing even more animals that have managed to survive, Al-Asbi explained.
Farms in the Jabal Al Akhdar region of Libya have suffered major destruction, crop loss, and the death of a significant number of livestock due to the devastating rains and floods that accompanied Storm Daniel.
According to Al-Asbi, the authorities have taken no action yet to address the issue.