On Friday, the Japanese government announced its intention to provide aid in the form of grants to those affected by the devastating floods in Libya.
In an official statement released by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the aid initiative is set to deliver essential daily necessities to the victims of the Storm Daniel, which hit the eastern region of Libya.
This support will be channeled through the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Japan has pledged $3 million in emergency assistance to assist those affected by the widespread flooding that struck eastern Libya last month.
The aid will be distributed through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
In June, the Japanese Embassy in Libya discussed the return of Japanese companies and resuming their work in Libya with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting included the Libyan Charge d’Affaires in Japan, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and several Japanese institutions representing the energy economy.
The focus of the meeting was to encourage Japanese companies to return to Libya’s oil and gas industry through exploration and investment in the sector. The Japanese government has invited interested companies to participate in the development and growth plans of the country.
Following the meeting, Japanese Envoy, Masaki Amidera, expressed optimism about the future of Japanese companies in Libya. He added that the discussion was productive and the Japanese government is committed to providing all possible support to Japanese companies that want to invest in Libya.
On the 10th of September, a devastating storm swept through several eastern regions of Libya, notably the cities of Derna, Benghazi, Al-Bayda, Al-Marj, and Sousse. This resulted in significant destruction and led to the loss of thousands of lives, injuries, and missing individuals.