Libyan Army to Provide Support for Derna Orphans


The Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar met with several children orphaned by the last months disaster in Derna.

Haftar affirmed the LNA’s commitment to care for these children, work diligently to restore the city, ensuring children return to homes and schools safely.

This action is part of the military leadership’s efforts to assist victims, and support communities facing disasters and crises.

In a concerted endeavour to initiate the rehabilitate Derna, the High Preparatory Committee of the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Derna convened on Saturday.

The session unfolded in the heart of Derna, and was graced by a diverse array of stakeholders, including numerous members from the High Preparatory Committee, the Scientific Engineering Committee, the Deputy Minister of Local Governance, mayors from the impacted municipalities, and a cadre of respected elders and dignitaries from Derna.

During the session, numerous ideas, propositions, and conceptualisations regarding the reconstruction of Derna and similarly impacted locales were explored. A uniform, unequivocal objective underscored all deliberations: ensuring that the reconstruction adheres to the zenith of safety and security protocols, for all afflicted areas.

In the aftermath of the devastating floods that decimated entire neighbourhoods in eastern Libya, regional authorities have announced plans for an international conference focused on reconstruction.

Last week, the Libyan Parliament-designated Prime Minister, Osama Hammad provided a comprehensive brief on the government’s preparedness and its strategy for reconstructing the city of Derna, and areas adversely affected by the deadly storm Daniel.

This came during a meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament, Ageela Saleh. The meeting was also attended by the Chairman of the Benghazi-based Reconstruction and Stabilisation Committee.

Hammad also provided the extensive endeavours his government took towards managing the catastrophe in Derna, and exhaustive details on the support extended by the executive branches to all impacted zones. As well as introducing a comprehensive development plan for every municipality. He has pledged compensation for the affected residents and revealed that the government has earmarked emergency funds for all the storm-struck municipalities.