Bangladesh’s humanitarian aid reaches cyclone-hit Libya

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Bangladesh government’s humanitarian assistance in the wake of Cyclone Daniel and catastrophic flooding in Libya was handed over to the representatives of the Libyan government.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Libya Major General Hasnat handed over this assistance to Issa Al Falla, a member of the board of the Humanitarian Relief Agency in Libya on Friday afternoon, a press release said on Saturday.

Earlier, a C-130J aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force carrying the humanitarian assistance for the disaster-affected people of Libya arrived in Benghazi on Friday around 3:30pm Bangladesh standard time.

As per the directives of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the foreign ministry coordinated with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and the Armed Forces Division to send the humanitarian assistance.

A catastrophic flood has killed thousands of people in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, sweeping away entire neighbourhoods with their residents and washing many bodies out to sea. Thousands of people are missing.

After pummelling other Mediterranean countries, the powerful Storm Daniel swept into Libya at the weekend, unleashing record amounts of rain as it made landfall.

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