The Australian government has announced the provision of one million dollars in urgent, life-saving aid to the areas affected by the massive floods that swept across large areas of eastern Libya following Storm Daniel.

Australian Foreign Ministry explained, in a statement posted on its website on Saturday, that the aid will be provided through the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Libya, and will be allocated to provide food aid, water and medical supplies to the most affected groups.

The statement said: “We offer our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, and to the Libyan people. Our condolences also to the Libyan community in Australia in these difficult times.”