Saudi Arabia Sends Second Relief Plane to Assist Flood Victims in Libya

Saudi Arabia Sends Second Relief Plane to Assist Flood Victims in Libya
Saudi Arabia Sends Second Relief Plane to Assist Flood Victims in Libya

On Sunday, a second relief plane from Saudi Arabia departed from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport, bound for Benghazi, Libya. It was carrying 40 tons of vital food assistance to aid those affected by the devastating floods.

This aid is being dispatched under the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) is leading the efforts in coordinating the distribution of relief supplies, in collaboration with the Libyan Red Crescent.

This assistance serves as a testament to the humanitarian role undertaken by Saudi Arabia, demonstrating its commitment to supporting friendly nations during times of crisis and adversity.

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia announced that it will send aid to Libya following the devastating floods, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

“This directive is an extension of the continuous support provided by the Saudi government, to stand with all sisterly and friendly countries in various circumstances and trials they face,” General Supervisor of the KSrelief, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah told SPA.

Al Rabeeah affirmed that the aid would be delivered by the center, in coordination with the Libyan Red Crescent and several international humanitarian organizations operating in the region.

The step aims to is to provide immediate assistance to the affected population, as soon as possible, according to SPA.

Notably, five Emirati planes arrived at Benina Airport in Benghazi city in Libya, as part of the air bridge launched by the UAE to provide relief to the Libyan people.

The planes were carrying three rescue teams, urgent relief and medical aid, according to Emirates News Agency (WAM).

Thousands of people have lost their lives and sustained injuries in the floods resulting from the heavy rains in the North African country.

The 64-member search and rescue team has started their missions with the necessary machinery, equipment and devices.

The total number of relief and medical supplies transported by planes from the UAE to Libya reached 200 tonnes, according to WAM.

The operation of the air bridge, which has so far operated eight aircraft, comes within the framework of the UAE’s response to support the brotherly Libyan people.

This mission aims to strengthen the efforts to alleviate the difficult humanitarian situation that Libya is experiencing as a result of the aftermath of hurricane, Daniel.

The Mediterranean storm caused torrents and floods that left thousands dead and missing, as well as, caused great destruction in a number of areas in eastern Libya.