On September 10 and 11, as Storm Daniel hit Libya's Mediterranean coast, two dams upstream of Derna succumbed to torrential rains, resulting in widespread devastation. While Derna suffered the most, other coastal cities also faced significant damage. The catastrophe left a shocking trail of destruction, with 8,540 people still missing and 4,255 confirmed dead as of September 27, 2023, according to the World Health Organization.
Four days after the dam broke, Nour joined the UNDAC team as an Information Management Officer, first stationed in Cairo, Egypt and then remotely in Lebanon. She played a pivotal role in activities like 3Ws, Multi-Thematic Rapid Needs Assessment (MTRNA), and crafting informative infographics, all focused on assessing the urgent needs of Libya's affected populations in the wake of this monumental disaster. Following her deployment, that concluded on October 3rd, Nour shared her insights into this multifaceted crisis.