Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

S. Korea Offers $2 Mln in Aid to Libya

Mon 18 Sep 2023 | 06:05 PM
Israa Farhan

South Korea has provided $2 million in humanitarian aid to Libya, which was recently devastated by the destructive Hurricane "Daniel."

In a statement issued by the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, it was announced that the aid would be sent through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to Libya.

The hope is that this aid will contribute to stabilizing the Libyan people, who have been affected by the hurricane and floods, and in efforts to rebuild the devastated regions.

Earlier, the United Nations reported that the death toll from the catastrophic floods in the eastern Libyan city of Derna had risen to 11,300 people. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs stated that another 10,100 people are still missing. Additionally, in other areas of eastern Libya outside Derna, the floods claimed the lives of an additional 170 people.

Later, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent denied that the flood toll in the city had reached the number announced by the United Nations, stating, "We honestly wonder why our name is being associated with such statistics, which we have not declared." He considered it "disturbing the situation, especially for the families of the missing."

It is worth noting that the Mediterranean hurricane "Daniel" hit several areas in eastern Libya last Sunday, including the cities of Benghazi, Al-Bayda, Al-Marj, Susah, and Derna. It resulted in the collapse of two dams in Derna, sweeping away parts of the city along with its buildings and infrastructure.