International relief planes continue to arrive in Libya


Sept 14, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The third and fourth planes from the Qatari airbridge arrived at Benina International Airport in Benghazi to help those affected by floods and torrents in eastern Libya.

The two planes carried 54 tons of humanitarian and relief aid as an emergency response to the humanitarian situation in areas affected by floods and torrents, bringing the total Qatari aid to 121 tons.

The aid included food, relief materials and medical equipment provided by the Permanent Committee for Rescue, Relief and Humanitarian Aid in the affected areas of brotherly and friendly countries.

The UAE Agency announced the arrival of five relief planes to Benina International Airport in Benghazi on Thursday. The planes carried three rescue teams and urgent relief and medical aid, while on Wednesday, the agency announced the arrival of the first Emirati rescue team to Benghazi, which began its humanitarian mission in the city of Derna.

The Libyan capital, Tripoli, received a Palestinian urgent intervention and response team on Thursday, and the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the team would begin its humanitarian relief mission by participating in search and rescue operations carried out in the areas affected by Storm Daniel in the east of the country.

The German embassy in Libya announced that a plane carrying essential aid was heading to the eastern region to help mitigate the effects of the devastation caused by Storm Daniel.

The embassy said in a post on its Facebook page: “Basic and necessary aid has now been successfully loaded onto our plane in Germany, which will head to the eastern region of Libya,” without giving details about the amount of aid.

For the last two days, planes carrying medical and relief supplies as well as search and rescue teams have been arriving from several countries, including Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia, Malta, Spain, and Italy.

The Libya Observer