Flood-stricken Libya continues to receive foreign aid

Libya’s National Unity Government announced on Sunday that more than 70 planes and eight ships carrying relief supplies have arrived since a storm and devastating floods washed through the eastern part of the country.

A total of 24 countries have sent aid to help disaster victims in the North African country, said a statement by the government’s Emergency and Rapid Response Team.

One of these two dozen countries, the Netherlands has provided €2 million ($2.1 million) in food, medicine, shelter, and medical care support for flood victims.

The statement mentioned that Australia plans to provide $1 million in aid, while South Korea has earmarked $2 million for the UN’s humanitarian effort in Libya.

Nearly 4,000 people were killed in floods caused by Storm Daniel in Libya on Sept. 10, while more than 40,000 have been displaced, according to UN figures.

Libya’s Tripoli-based High Council of State, which acts as a senate, demanded an international investigation Wednesday into the deadly floods.

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