A storm that killed thousands and left thousands more missing in Libya is the latest blow to a country ravaged by years of upheaval and division.
The floods are the country’s deadliest environmental calamity in modern history. Years of war and the absence of a central administration have left it with deteriorating infrastructure that is prone to heavy rainfall. According to the United Nations, Libya is the only country that has yet to adopt a climate plan.
Since the NATO-backed Arab Spring rebellion overthrew dictatorial ruler Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, the north African country has been divided between opposing administrations and tormented by militia violence.