The last few years have not been easy for the people of Libya.
A country divided by war and instability … after the revolution that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi.
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The collapse of two dams has now brought new grief, with thousands dead or missing and half the eastern city of Derna wiped out in a deluge.
The disaster underlines Libya’s political chaos as vital and relatively modern structures collapsed after years of neglect.
But did an extreme climate event also play a role?
And what lessons can be learned to prevent similar tragedies elsewhere?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Asma Khalifa – Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies
Sara Hayat – Lawyer specialising in climate change law, policy and advocacy in Pakistan
Edmond Harty – Chartered Engineer and President of Engineers Ireland