The United Kingdom has announced an initial package worth up to £1 million to assist local efforts in addressing the impact of floods that hit eastern Libya.
In a statement Wednesday, the British Foreign Office noted that it is working with "trusted partners" on the ground to identify urgent needs, including shelter, healthcare, and sanitation, reaffirming its readiness to provide further support if required.
Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly reiterated his country's commitment to supporting Libya in these challenging times.
He indicated that the announced funds will primarily target those most affected by the floods, including women, children, and those who have been displaced from their homes.
"We will continue to coordinate closely with the UN and the Libyan authorities on what further support may be required," the British Foreign Office quoted him as saying.
In the same context, the UN has also announced $10 million in response to the flooding from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
The UK is one of the largest donors in this initiative, with a £52 million package allocated for UNCERF’s vital work in 2023.