The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced its support for the Benghazi and Derna Reconstruction Fund, which was launched by the Government of National Unity in order to contribute to the recovery and rehabilitation efforts of the areas affected by the devastating floods that swept the city of Derna and some areas of eastern Libya last month.
The UNDP in Libya said on its Facebook page on Monday that it had deployed its immediate response team in response to the devastating floods in northeastern Libya to assess the needs of early recovery in the areas affected by the floods. It confirmed that it had strengthened its technical and advisory support to the Benghazi and Derna Reconstruction Fund to contribute to recovery and rehabilitation efforts, noting that “the scope of this partnership is now being expanded to meet the early recovery needs of affected local communities.”
The Benghazi and Derna Reconstruction Fund - a government body based in Benghazi - was established pursuant to Resolution No. (45) of 2021 issued by the Government of National Unity on May 2, 2021, with a financial value of about 1.5 billion dinars.
The fund aims to reconstruct and rehabilitate areas destroyed by war in the cities of Benghazi and Derna in order to address the damage to buildings and infrastructure.
On September 12, the Government of National Unity allocated two billion dinars to the fund with the aim of reconstructing the affected municipalities and rehabilitating the areas destroyed by floods in the east of the country.