WHO humanitarian aid arrives in Libya and the UK strengthens its support after Storm Daniel

While the World Health Organization sent supplies to help victims in the city of Derna, the city most affected by the floods. The United Kingdom has increased its emergency aid after floods that killed and injured thousands in that country.

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On Saturday, September 26, 29 tons of humanitarian aid provided by the World Health Organization, with supplies to help 250,000 people, arrived in the Libyan city of Benghazi, about 300 kilometers west of Derna, the worst affected point. Floods this week.

The Geneva-based organization said in a statement that the shipment coming from the WHO logistics center in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) includes essential medicines, emergency surgical supplies, medical equipment and body bags.

The World Health Organization stressed that the bodies of 3,958 victims have so far been recovered and identified. According to the latest reports, 10,000 people are still missing and at least 11,000 dead. As a result of the floods caused by Hurricane Daniel, and its effects were exacerbated by the explosion of two tanks.

In the statement, the representative of the World Health Organization in Libya, Ahmed Zouiten, described the floods as a “disaster of epic proportions,” and conveyed his condolences to the families of the victims.

The UK is sending more money and medical equipment

The deployment of a new emergency medical team and increased economic cooperation is a boost for the UK in Libya.

The British Foreign Office said in a statement that the new financial aid is in addition to the million pounds (1.16 million euros) announced last Wednesday, which will be used to send equipment such as emergency shelters, solar lanterns and water filters.

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An emergency medical team including experts from the NGO UK-Med will also be deployed to conduct rapid assessments on the ground in the worst-affected areas, especially in Derna.

According to London, the financial package to help Libya after the floods and Morocco after the earthquake already amounts to more than 10 million pounds (11.6 million euros).

He added: We will boost British funding to respond to the crisis and send vital supplies including shelters, water filters and medical assessments.

With information from EFE

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