Egypt Provides Aid to Libya, Morocco, Amidst Ongoing Search and Rescue Efforts
In the wake of the recent flash flood in Libya and the earthquake in Morocco, urgent search and rescue operations are underway in both countries as the death toll continues to rise. Here are the key points regarding the aid provided by Egypt and other nations:
Libya's Catastrophic Floods
- On September 11, Libya was hit by catastrophic floods, leading to a high demand for humanitarian aid.
- The deceased have been buried in mass graves, while bodies continue to wash ashore.
- The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has activated emergency medical teams and provided shelter, food, and non-food items.
- Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Italy, and Algeria have also pledged to send aid.
- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ordered the establishment of shelter camps and deployed an aircraft carrier to serve as a field hospital.
- A strong earthquake struck the Al Haouz area of Morocco on September 8, resulting in significant casualties and missing individuals.
- Marrakesh's hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, and severe injuries are widespread.
- Basic services such as mobile and internet connectivity, power, and water supply have been disrupted.
- Due to safety concerns, many people are forced to sleep outside.
Egypt's Aid Efforts
- Egypt's Ministry of Religious Endowments provided aid amounting to EGP 30 million to Libya, Morocco, and Slovenia.
- The aid aims to support these countries in their recovery from the natural disasters they have faced.
- Seven EU member states and other nations have contributed to the relief efforts in Libya through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
- The United Nations has launched a donation campaign to raise USD 10 million for Libya's survivors, particularly the homeless population.
- Scientists attribute the severity of the floods to rising ocean temperatures caused by global warming.
With ongoing search and rescue efforts, the international community's support is crucial in providing relief to the affected regions of Libya and Morocco. Egypt's aid, along with contributions from other nations, aims to alleviate the suffering and help these countries recover from the devastating disasters they have endured.