The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) has reaffirmed its full solidarity with the State of Libya in the face of this devastating natural disaster, and its full readiness to cooperate with the competent Libyan authorities to provide necessary support and assistance in its areas of competence; evaluating the damage endured by some Libyan heritage sites, and their restoration and reservation.

ICESCO extended in a statement its most heartfelt condolences to the state and people of Libya, and to the victims who lost their lives as a result of Storm Daniel which wreaked havoc and resulted in floods that struck the country most recently. It extended its sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery of the injured and the safety of the missing.

Having coordinated with the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture and the High Committee for the Celebration of Benghazi as the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World, ICESCO decided, in solidarity with the families of the victims, the injured and the missing, to postpone until further notice the opening ceremony of celebrating Benghazi as the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2023, which was scheduled for 16 September.