The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) is taking action to support relief and recovery efforts in Libya in the aftermath of Storm Daniel, which struck the country last month, Report informs referring to the Fund’s website.

Record-breaking rainfall and floods inflicted severe damage and tragic loss of life with currently over 10,000 fatalities and tens of thousands more missing and forcibly displaced.

In response to the humanitarian emergency, the OPEC Fund has approved a $500,000 aid grant to provide urgent and medium-term relief to the affected population by meeting essential needs such as food, clean water, shelter, as well as protection and prevention measures.

The grant will be channeled through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the operations of the Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS) and deliver assistance on the ground.