Egypt allocates EGP 30 million to Libya, Morocco, Slovenia for disaster relief

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Sep 2023

Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments allocated EGP 30 million (just under $1 million) in aid to Libya, Morocco and Slovenia, as part of the country's efforts to provide humanitarian assistance for countries devastated by natural disasters.

People observe the wreckage that was caused by earthquake, in the town of Imi N tala, outside Marrakech, Morocco, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. AP


The ministry allocated EGP 10 million to each country, according to a statement from the ministry on Tuesday.

Morocco was struck by an earthquake on Friday that killed more than 2,900 people and injured at least 5,530 others, according to AP.

In Libya, the death toll could exceed 5,000 after Storm Daniel brought devastating floods to the east of the country on Sunday.

In August, Slovenia witnessed record floods, the country's worst natural disaster in over 30 years, which claimed the lives of six people.

The ministry also stressed the importance of international efforts to curb the effects of climate change, which is responsible for extreme weather events across the world.

On Tuesday, three Egyptian military planes departed for Libya, carrying substantial quantities of humanitarian aid, including medications and medical supplies provided by the Ministry of Health and Population.

The planes also carried tents, search and rescue teams, relief vehicles, and work groups from the Egyptian Red Crescent, according to a statement by the official spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

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