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UAE Search and Rescue Team Locates 166 Victims of Hurricane Daniel in Libya

The UAE’s Search and Rescue Team has played a pivotal role in the ongoing efforts to aid the victims of Hurricane Daniel in Derna, Libya, successfully locating and providing assistance to 166 missing individuals, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior.

Working in close coordination with Libyan authorities and local teams, the Emirati team has been instrumental in providing support to those affected and displaced by the disaster. Their operations have included the retrieval of bodies from damaged homes, coastal areas, and rubble, as well as the identification of victims.

Equipped with advanced technology and specialized vehicles, the Emirati cadres have been working tirelessly to offer a range of aid, medical support, and assistance. This collaborative effort has been facilitated through close coordination with relevant Libyan institutions and government agencies.

The UAE’s commitment to the relief efforts extends beyond search and rescue operations. An air bridge initiated by the UAE continues to deliver much-needed aid to the Libyan people, aligning with the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

As of now, a total of 37 aircraft have transported 815 metric tons of essential supplies, including food, medical resources, shelter materials, and first aid supplies to Libya. The aid distribution has primarily focused on areas heavily impacted by the disaster, particularly in eastern Libya. To date, this assistance has reached 7,342 families, providing critical relief to those in need.

The UAE’s ongoing efforts underscore its unwavering commitment to humanitarian aid and its dedication to supporting communities affected by natural disasters.

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