Egyptian Military Team Arrives in Libya to Provide Critical Support After Storm Daniel Devastation
Emergency Humanitarian Aid from Egypt to Libya
In the wake of the devastation caused by Storm Daniel in the eastern Mediterranean, a military team from Egypt, led by Chief of Staff Osama Askar, has arrived in Libya to provide critical logistical and humanitarian support. The storm, which has reportedly resulted in thousands of deaths and missing persons, has necessitated international assistance to help Libya manage the disaster. The Egyptian delegation is set to work alongside Libyan authorities to assess the needs of those affected and deliver the necessary aid.
The Egyptian Armed Forces have dispatched three aircraft to Libya, carrying medical supplies, food, and a rescue team of 25 members prepared for aid operations. A fourth aircraft is earmarked for the evacuation of the injured and deceased from the disaster-struck region.
Turkish Gratitude for Egyptian Aid
Salih Mutlu Sen, the Turkish Ambassador to Cairo, has expressed gratitude to the Egyptian military authorities for their assistance in delivering the initial batch of Turkish aid to Libya. This act underscores the importance of international cooperation in times of crisis, highlighting the shared responsibility of nations to aid each other in such critical times.
Libya’s Official Death Toll from Storm Daniel
The eastern Libyan government has released the latest official death toll from the storm. The figures are chilling, with 5,200 fatalities reported and 8,266 people still unaccounted for. These numbers serve as a stark reminder of the storm’s devastating impact and the urgent need for international aid and support.
Egypt’s President Issues Instructions for Relief Efforts
Earlier on the same day, the Egyptian President and Commander of the Armed Forces, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, met with several military commanders. He issued instructions to expedite the provision of relief and humanitarian aid to both Libya and Morocco via air and sea routes. The President also declared three days of national mourning in Egypt as an expression of solidarity with Libya and Morocco. Both countries have suffered thousands of casualties in recent days due to a combination of an earthquake and the aforementioned storm.
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