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Turkiye Red Crescent sends over 150 tons of humanitarian aid to flood-hit Libya

September 20, 2023 at 3:22 pm

Turkiye’s State Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), along with the teams from Russia, Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria and UAE in Derna, Libya on September 19, 2023 [Halil Fidan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]

The Turkish Red Crescent, on Wednesday, said it sent more than 150 tons of humanitarian aid to Libya, where floods due to Storm Daniel killed nearly 4,000 people, Anadolu Agency reports.

The aid, which included food, hygiene materials, clothing, masks, flashlights, communication devices, candles and batteries, was delivered to the victims by planes and ships, the organisation said in a statement.

Hot meals were also provided through a mobile feeding vehicle, it said, adding that they are preparing another 78 tons of humanitarian aid consisting of blankets, food and hygiene sets for the disaster-hit region.

More than 40,000 people have been displaced across Libya’s north-eastern areas, which were hit by heavy rains more than a week ago, according to the UN.

A new report by the World Weather Attribution group, a group of scientists supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, on Tuesday said climate change made the disaster in the North African country significantly more likely.

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