The European Union (EU) has announced an additional package of aid worth up to €5.2 million to support relief efforts in Libya following the devastating floods, which killed nearly 4,000 people.

On Monday, European Commissioner Ylva Johansson said the funds will be channelled through the humanitarian organizations on the ground to provide shelter, food, water, medical assistance, sanitation, and hygiene supplies.

The EU's additional support to Libya builds upon the initial package worth up to €500,000 announced last week.

Besides financial support, the bloc has also dispatched an emergency medical team to the areas affected by the disaster.