The African Union (AU) has reiterated its appeal to Member States and international partners to urgently step up support in solidarity with the State and people of Libya in order to address growing humanitarian needs following the devastation of Storm Daniel.
Storm Daniel that has so far claimed more than 11,300 lives and displaced at least 40,085 people with thousands more unaccounted for, and destroyed entire communities.
As part of AU support to national response efforts in Libya, the AUC Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE), through the Africa Multi-hazard Early Warning and Action System (AMHEWAS) Situation Room for Disaster Risk Reduction, jointly with the AUC Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS,) have activated an incident management mechanism, which includes regular meetings with the Permanent Mission of the State of Libya accredited to the AU in Addis Ababa.
In this regard, the AU Chairperson Faki Mahamat will also deploy a multi-sectoral team of experts from the Departments of Agriculture, Rural Development, Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy, Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS), Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to further support the State of Libya in its ongoing response efforts.
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