OSLO, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — Norway has pledged 25 million Norwegian kroner (2.32 million U.S. dollars) for life-saving aid in Libya after Mediterranean storm Daniel triggered the worst flooding in decades in the eastern part of the country.
The funding from Norway will be provided through the Norwegian Refugee Council, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the EU, all of whom are working under extremely difficult circumstances to save lives and help survivors by providing food, medicine and shelter. Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, minister for international development, said in a statement on Friday.
The Scandinavian country is ready to provide additional assistance, the minister said. The disaster has claimed at least 5,500 human lives in Libya.
“The Norwegian Embassy in Cairo is following the situation closely and is in contact with our partners to ensure that we have the best possible overview of the situation in the affected areas,” she said. (1 Norwegian kroner = 0.093 US dollars)