In response to the devastating storm that struck Libya, three military transport planes loaded with humanitarian aid departed Cairo.
This assistance includes medication, medical supplies, search and rescue teams, and working groups from the Egyptian Red Crescent to assist in mitigating the effects of storm Daniel, which left thousands dead and injured.
This follows directives from Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to promptly provide relief and support to Libya.
This gesture continues Egypt’s ongoing efforts to stand in solidarity with neighbouring Libya, especially during calamities. The catastrophic storm has unfortunately resulted in numerous casualties, and injured individuals in Libya.
Egypt’s support is a testament to the enduring ties and mutual respect between the two nations. As both countries have shared historic bonds.
On Sunday evening, regions in eastern Libya experienced intense floods, leading to numerous deaths and disappearances. Homes were submerged, and significant infrastructure damage was observed due to the Mediterranean storm, Daniel.
The storm caused devastating floods in Libya that destroyed dams, and swept away entire neighbourhoods in multiple coastal towns in the east of the nation. Over 2,000 people were confirmed dead.
Since a 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed long-time ruler Muammer Gaddafi, Libya has lacked a central government and the resulting lawlessness has meant dwindling investment in the country’s roads and public services, and also minimal regulation of private buildings. The country is now split between rival governments in the east and west, each backed by an array of militias.