Libya provide aid for Maldives

Report
from Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation
Published on 01 Jan 2005
Libya has decided to send relief supplies to the Republic of Maldives.

The Secretariat of the General People's Committee announced that humanitarian aid will be sent to Maldives to cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit a number of south east Asian countries.

The Secretariat approved last Wednesday $ US 2 million in emergency aid, as a first urgent humanitarian aid to the countries affected by the natural disaster.

At least 42 islands in the tourist paradise of the Maldives were flattened with 117 people killed and missing after tsunamis raved the low-lying atoll nation.