Libya floods: EU releases €5.2 million and channels further civil protection assistance
The funding will be channelled through EU humanitarian partners active in the country, enabling them to strengthen assistance with a focus on shelter, health, food, water, sanitation and hygiene, and protection.
From the total amount, €200,000 are for the Disaster Response Emergency Fund of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in support of the Libya Red Crescent Society.
This new release brings total humanitarian funding allocated for the emergency to over €5.7 million.
Furthermore, the European Union continues to provide in-kind assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. So far, eight EU member states have offered assistance to Libya (Germany, Romania, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, with a new offer from Austria) via the Mechanism.
The Emergency Response Coordination Centre has also deployed a team of experts and a liaison officer to support ground operations, in addition to making available environmental expertise.Advertisement
A press release is available online.
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