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Fahmi Igwianan

Freelance Journalist

Fahmi Igwianan is a freelance journalist

September 28, 2023

Over a month ago, Asmahan Balauon, a member of Libya's eastern-based parliament, requested that it should establish a climate change committee.

She was told a date would be set to discuss the issue - but her efforts were overtaken by the fatal floods that struck the city of Derna this month after heavy rains caused the collapse of two dilapidated dams, unleashing a torrent of destruction.