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A father walks with his son in Derna, Libya, with smoke caused by a sanitation truck visible in the background. Concerns are rising about the spread of infectious diseases after fatal floods in Derna earlier this month. Amr Alfiky/Reuters hide caption

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Search and rescue operations are underway in the region affected by floods due to Storm Daniel in Derna, Libya, Sept. 14. Hamza Al Ahmar/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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A volunteer takes a break on the rubble of a building in a flash flood-damaged area in Derna on September 14, 2023. The Libyan Red Crescent said Thursday that more than 11,000 were killed in the flood and another 10,000 were still missing. Abdullah Doma/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A damaged vehicle is stuck debris after the floods caused by the Storm Daniel ravaged Derna, Libya on September 12. Abdullah Mohammed Bonja/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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An inside account of devastation and survival in the Libya floods

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A combination image of satellite photos shows an area before and after a powerful storm and floods hit the country, in Derna, Libya, on Sept. 2 (top) and Sept. 12. EyePress News/EYEPRESS via Reuters Connect hide caption

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People check an area damaged by flash floods in Derna, eastern Libya, on Monday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Libya fears a spiraling death toll from powerful storm floods

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Migrants onboard the Adriana, during a rescue operation before the boat capsized on the open sea off Greece on June 14. Egypt is the country with the highest number of illegal migrants heading to Europe. Hellenic Coast Guard/Reuters hide caption

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Egypt's vanishing village men: Risking it all to get to Europe

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In his 20s, with the hopes of becoming a foreign correspondent, Kevin Dawes - now 39, at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, Calif. - traveled to Libya and then Syria where he was arrested, imprisoned and tortured. Preston Gannaway for NPR hide caption

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An American was locked up in Syria. A pact with a British inmate may have saved him

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Graffitied wall off Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, February 11, 2011. Egyptians celebrated minutes after former President Mubarak resigned from his presidential duties in the early evening on February 11 in Cairo, Egypt. Kim Badawi Images/Getty Images hide caption

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An anti-government protester is carried on shoulders before a speech by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square February 10, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Asylum-Seekers Make Harrowing Journeys In Pandemic, Only To Be Turned Back

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Rescued migrants sit on the coast of Khoms, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the Libyan capital Tripoli, on July 26, 2019. About 145 migrants were rescued by the Libyan coastguard, and survivors had reported that about 150 people remained missing. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hashem Abedi, seen in this undated photo, is the younger brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi. On Thursday, Hashem Abedi appeared in court and, through his lawyer, denied any involvement in the 2017 attack. Force for Deterrence in Libya/AP hide caption

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A woman picks up her belongings from among the rubble Wednesday, after an airstrike hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli. Ismail Zetouni/Reuters hide caption

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Airstrike On Migrant Detention Center In Libya Kills At Least 44 People

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Forces loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan Government of National Accord drive through Tripoli's old airport on Monday. Elsewhere, Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces struck the city's lone functioning civilian airport, part of his offensive against the capital. Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Migrants disembark from the motor tanker El Hiblu 1 in Valletta's Grand Harbour after Maltese armed forces took control of the vessel on Thursday. Jonathan Borg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A photo provided Nov. 14 shows migrants on board the container ship Nivin, which rescued more than 90 migrants from a raft in the Mediterranean more than a week ago. Many of those migrants refused to disembark in Libya; they were forcibly removed from the ship on Tuesday. AP hide caption

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The ship operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline, carrying 234 migrants, arrives at the Valletta port in Malta on Wednesday, after a journey of nearly a week while awaiting permission to make landfall. Chris Mangion/AP hide caption

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