Libya asks for international help after Storm Daniel

The Storm Danielthat swept last week Türkiye, Bulgaria and Greece, has arrived in Libya, where the authorities are completely overwhelmed They are asking for international help.

The torrential rains have not stopped in recent days and are already the worst in at least four decades. The storm is over for now more than 2,000 dead and more than 5,000 missing Only the city of Derna was hit hardest by the cyclone.

For this reason, the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Muhammad Manfi, has declared several provinces in the northeastern region of Cyrenaica “damaged area” and asked her Humanitarian aid from the international community.

As he explained, it has already been created Contact with Spain and Italyin addition to the companies Oil companies Total (France) and Eni (Italy), who provided three aircraft Government of Benghazi. It is one of the largest cities in the country 120,000 inhabitants and in which they have three lives lost its members in rescue operations and 70 the 166th Brigade, one of the most important in Libya.

Critical situation

They also disappeared in Benghazi Roads and bridges and electricity and that Communication was interrupted. Additionally, two dams collapsed upon letting go 33 million cubic meters of water which have devastated entire residential areas.

For his part, due to the difficult access to certain mountain areas, Rescue teams had to pull victims out of the rubble using household utensils. Furthermore, the 350 of the dead had to be buried there common pits in the cemetery of Martouba.

Between Tripoli, the capital, and the eastern region, a airlift in order to be able to transfer it the most critical patients. And the national airline Afriqiya Airways operates free flightss for healthcare workers and employees.

Compensation for those affected and three days of mourning

Additionally, Abdulhamid Debiba, The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GUN) has assured the state of this will compensate all those affected Cyclone Daniel. In addition, it ordered a three-day memorial service for the victims and ordered all measures Country flags at half mast.

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