International aid to Libya ramping up
September 14, 2023 - International aid has started arriving to eastern Libya after a devastating flood killed thousands of people, with many still missing. Tens of thousands have been displaced.
Planes carrying aid have landed in Libya, including from Egypt, Turkey and Algeria. The Tripoli Libyan government said Wednesday aid has arrived from France, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Spain, and the UAE.
The two rival governments in Libya are co-ordinating relief efforts for flood victims, the UN has said.
More than 5,300 people died after two dam bursts brought devastating floods to the eastern city of Derna.