Denmark is now providing 10 million Danish kroner in aid for the aftermath of the floods in Libya.
On Monday night, Libya’s eastern coast was hit by severe weather, resulting in fatal floods. According to the Red Cross, this disaster has claimed the lives of at least 11,300 people, with an additional 10,100 reported as missing. Over 30,000 individuals are estimated to have been internally displaced due to the floods.
-“The humanitarian situation is extremely serious. There is a tremendous need for our assistance, which is why the government has chosen to support the ongoing emergency relief efforts of Danish NGOs. Right now, the most important thing is to help the survivors access clean water, food, medicine, and support for coping with their losses and the devastating catastrophe,” said Dan Jørgensen, the Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy.
The Danish assistance will be channeled through existing Danish NGOs that are already providing aid to the affected population.
This new support is in addition to the United Nations’ contribution of approximately 75 million Danish kroner from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which was activated shortly after the disaster. Denmark is the 6th largest donor to this fund.