EU Extends Aid Package to Flood-Hit Regions in Libya as Situation Worsen

EU Extends Aid Package to Flood-Hit Regions in Libya as Situation Worsen
21 September 2023

The EU has recently announced a substantial increase in aid to assist areas in Libya that have been severely impacted by recent flooding. This new funding amounts to €5.2 million and is aimed at addressing the rapidly escalating humanitarian needs on the ground. It complements the initial €500,000 in humanitarian assistance that the EU provided shortly after the onset of the crisis. In addition to this financial support, the EU is committed to continuing its aid efforts through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and the Emergency Response Coordination, which have deployed a team of experts and a liaison officer to facilitate and support ground operations.

This funding will be funneled through EU humanitarian partners that are actively operating within the country. The primary focus of this assistance is to provide critical support in the form of shelter, healthcare, food, clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, and protection for those affected by the flooding. Notably, an allocation of €200,000 has already been directed to the Disaster Response Emergency Fund of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to bolster the efforts of the Libya Red Crescent Society.

Furthermore, it is important to highlight that as of the time of this announcement, eight EU member states have extended their assistance to Libya through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. These countries include Germany, Romania, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Austria. 



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