Libya: EU strengthens assistance for flood emergency
September 18, 2023
The EU continues to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Libya through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. New offers from EU Member States include: a medical team of 53 people from France; shelter items, heavy machinery, including rubble removal trucks, one diving specialised team with three zodiac boats and two transport vehicles, and two search and rescue helicopters from Italy; one technical expertise team, including IT, logistics and mapping experts from the Netherlands.
These offers come in addition to assistance already provided by Germany, Romania and Finland in the form of shelter items, generators, food items, as well as hospital tents and water tanks channelled via the Mechanism. Furthermore, the EU released yesterday an initial €500,000 in humanitarian funding to tackle the most urgent needs of people in Libya affected by the impact of Storm Daniel.
EU humanitarian aid experts are being deployed to the field to rapidly assess the emerging humanitarian needs on the ground. The EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre stands ready to coordinate further offers of assistance.