UNICEF's representative, Michele Servadei, expressed on Thursday their readiness to cooperate with local authorities in Libya to implement emergency plans to confront the latest developments in the aftermath of the floods that the eastern region witnessed as a result of Storm Daniel.
Servadei's remarks came during a meeting with the Minister of Local Governing of the Government of National Unity and Head of the Government's Emergency and Rapid Response Team, Badr Al-Deen Al-Toumi.
The two sides discussed confronting the impact of the rainstorm that struck Libya on September 11, leaving thousands of victims and displaced people and widespread destruction, especially in Derna, according to government's media platform Hakomitna.
It added that the meeting touched on coordination and cooperation mechanisms between the crisis teams formed by UNICEF, which work with their counterparts from the teams formed by the state sectors in the fields of education, nutrition, health, water, and child protection, to implement a rapid, coordinated and effective response.
Al-Toumi presented a comprehensive overview of the efforts made by the government's team in dealing with the crisis, especially search and rescue operations, recovery of bodies, and relief, in addition to evaluating and rehabilitating the infrastructure of the electricity and telecommunications networks, roads and bridges, educational institutions, and health centers.
The International Organization for Migration announced earlier on Thursday the displacement of more than 43,000 people following the deadly floods in eastern Libya, especially in Derna.