Riyadh – In a demonstration of solidarity and support for the flood-stricken people of Libya, Saudi Arabia dispatched its fourth relief plane carrying 90 tons of essential food and shelter supplies on Tuesday.
The humanitarian aid aims to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the devastating floods that have ravaged the North African nation in recent weeks.
Coordinated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), a specialized team will oversee the distribution process in collaboration with the Libyan Red Crescent. The joint efforts seek to ensure efficient and effective aid delivery to the areas most affected by the natural disaster.
The floods, triggered by the powerful Storm Daniel, have resulted in an alarming loss of life and widespread destruction across Libya. The death toll, estimated to range between 4,000 and 11,000 individuals, continues to rise, with thousands of people still unaccounted for. The catastrophe has struck a country already grappling with the aftermath of a prolonged war, exacerbating the challenges faced by its citizens.
The dire situation has left approximately 30,000 individuals homeless and traumatized. The affected population is in urgent need of clean water, food, and basic supplies to meet their immediate needs. International organizations, including UN agencies, have raised concerns about the growing risk of cholera, diarrhea, dehydration, and malnutrition among the flood victims.
Saudi Arabia’s swift response in sending relief planes to Libya demonstrates its commitment to providing assistance during times of crisis and its dedication to supporting those in need. The country has consistently shown solidarity with nations facing humanitarian emergencies, as part of its broader humanitarian aid efforts.
The ongoing collaboration between KSRelief, the Libyan Red Crescent, and other international partners highlights the importance of collective action in addressing the immediate needs of the affected population. By working together, these organizations can ensure the timely and efficient delivery of aid to those who need it the most.
As the fourth relief plane departs from Riyadh, carrying vital supplies, it represents a beacon of hope for the flood victims in Libya. The humanitarian assistance provided by Saudi Arabia aims to alleviate the suffering and contribute to the recovery and rebuilding process in the flood-affected areas.