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Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

AfDB calls on international community to stand with Libya as death toll rises

Dr. Adesina, the President of AfDB (PHOTO/Net)

By George Kalisa

The Presidentof theAfrican Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has called on the international development community to support Libya on it recovery journey from the floods.

A recent storm in Libya led to the of about 5,300 while over 10,000 people are still missing.

“It is important that as an international development community, we come together to support Libya in expediting the recovery and reconstruction of the affected regions. The African Development Bank Group will do everything in its capacity to support the communities in Libya that are grappling with this tragedy,” said the statement released September 14 by the AfDB.

“This storm has resulted in a significant loss of life and widespread devastation, most notably in the worst hit city of Derna,” said Dr. Adesina.

“On behalf of the African Development Bank Group, I extend our deepest sympathies to the communities impacted by Mediterranean storm Daniel in Libya. This storm has resulted in a significant loss of life and widespread devastation, most notably in the worst hit city of Derna,” added Dr. Adesina.

Dr. Adesina said: “Libya is a nation already facing many challenges. Sadly, the escalating number of deaths, reportedly now close to 5,300, and 10,000 missing persons—due to the collapse of upstream dams—emphasises the need for urgent reconstruction to protect lives and secure livelihoods.”

We offer our condolences to the families mourning their loved ones. May God give them the fortitude they need at this difficult time.

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