A member of pro-internationally recognised government forces checks the confiscated military vehicles from Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar's troops, in Zawiyah west of Tripoli, Libya 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara
LONDON, Sept 13 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has announced an initial package worth up to £1 million to provide life-saving assistance to meet the immediate needs of those most affected by the floods.
"The UK is working with trusted partners on the ground to identify the most urgent basic needs, including on shelter, healthcare and sanitation and stands ready to provide further support," Cleverly said in statements reported by the official website of the UK government on Wednesday.
"We will continue to coordinate closely with the UN and the Libyan authorities on what further support may be required," he added.
Meanwhile, British Minister for Middle East and North Africa, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, also spoke with the Head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Dr Mohamed Menfi, today (Wednesday) to convey his condolences and the UK’s commitment to supporting Libya in the aftermath of this tragedy.
The UN announced $10 million in response to the flooding from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), to which the UK is one of the largest donors. The UK has committed £52 million towards the UNCERF’s vital work in 2023.