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Qatar sends aid planes to Libya flood zone

September 15, 2023 at 5:50 pm

Search and rescue operations continue in the region affected by flood due to Storm Daniel in Derna, Libya on September 14, 2023. [Hamza Al Ahmar – Anadolu Agency]

Two aircrafts of the Qatari Air Bridge for flood victims in east Libya arrived on Thursday at Benina International Airport in Benghazi, Qatar News Agency reports.

According to the report, the total Qatari aid, up to 121 tons, with two planes which arrived earlier, the third and fourth planes carried 54 tons of humanitarian and relief aid as an emergency response to the humanitarian situation.

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The planes were loaded with food, relief material and medical equipment provided by the Permanent Committee for Rescue, Relief and Humanitarian Aid, the report added.

After the Libyan Presidential Council declared the cities of Derna, Shahat and Al-Bayda disaster zones, several Arab nations and Turkiye offered aid and deployed rescue teams to help survivors and find missing people.

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