EU steps up emergency aid to Libya after floods caused by storm ‘Daniel’.
The European Union announced on Thursday that France, Italy and the Netherlands will send more emergency aid to Libya following the floods caused by storm “Daniel” in the east of the country.
In particular, France has offered medical teams with 53 professionals, Italy will send rescue helicopters as well as shelters and heavy machinery to work on debris removal after the floods, while the Netherlands will send a technical team with experts and logistics and mapping.
This aid is in addition to that from Germany, Finland and Romania, which have sent shelters, electrical generators, food and other necessary materials to Libya to help those affected by the storm, which has left at least 5,000 dead and thousands missing.
For its part, the European Union has deployed humanitarian experts on the ground to rapidly assess new humanitarian needs and the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is ready to coordinate further offers of assistance.