Morocco voices full solidarity with Libya, hard hit by storms & floods
Morocco expresses its full solidarity with sisterly Libya following the storm and floods that have affected certain regions of the country, causing several human casualties and property losses, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement released on Monday evening.
Morocco also extends its heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathy to Libya, its brotherly people, and the families of the victims of this tough ordeal, as well as its wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured, the statement says.
Storm Daniel swept several areas in eastern Libya on Sunday, most notably the cities of Benghazi, Bayda, and Al Marj, as well as Soussa and Derna, according to local authorities, who said at least 20 people have been killed in the floods, caused by the collapse of two dams in the region.
The head of Libya’s Tripoli-based unity government, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, on Monday declared areas exposed to floods as “disaster zones.”
In a statement, Dbeibeh ordered local authorities “to take urgent and exceptional measures to confront the repercussions of the floods.”
The United Nations Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it is “closely following the emergency caused by severe weather conditions in the eastern region of the country.”
“We express our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and our thoughts for all people affected,” UNSMIL said.
The Libyan Meteorological Centre had warned of weather fluctuations accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain, as well as waves exceeding 4 meters.
Storm “Daniel” also hit Türkiye and Greece, where the death toll rose to 14 on Sunday.