Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government sent 46 tons of humanitarian assistance, worth Rp13.9 billion (around US$895,734), for people affected by floods in Libya that were caused by Storm Daniel that struck the country in early September 2023.

The assistance was dispatched on Monday at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten, by Acting Deputy of Equitable Regional Development and Disaster Management Coordination of the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture, Sorni Paskah Daeli.

"Considering the large losses caused by the floods, the Indonesian government, as one of Libya's friendly countries, sent assistance to relieve (the burden of) our brothers and sisters there," Daeli remarked at the Soekarno Hatta Airport on Monday morning.

He noted that the 46 tons of logistics and equipment assistance comprised tents, clothing, carpentry tools, water distillation tools, ready-to-eat meals, and hygiene equipment.

"In total, there are 27 types of assistance," he remarked.

According to Daeli, the provision of Indonesian assistance to Libya is part of Indonesia's solidarity in humanity for the world's communities.

"(It) promotes the values of humanity in disaster resilience. Disaster management is a joint matter and requires collaboration from various parties," he remarked.

He noted that in accordance with the agreement and results of the cabinet meeting, for the time being, the delivery of assistance will only be carried out once.

"We have not planned for the next batch yet. Only logistics will be sent. There will be no medical personnel. What is needed most is logistics," he revealed.

Earlier, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on Thursday (September 21, 2023), reported that more than 43 thousand people had been displaced due to the massive floods in eastern Libya. The floods claimed the lives of thousands of people.

Translator: Asep Firmansyah, Raka Adji
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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