Italy sends first aid kits to Zuwara city in Libya

L’Italia ha consegnato un importante carico di medicinali, il contenuto di due interi tir, all’ospedale di Sabrata, 16 agosto 2017. Il materiale è stato donato, nel corso di una semplice cerimonia dall’Ambasciatore italiano in Libia, Giuseppe Perrone, al direttore dell’ospedale di Sabrata, Hisham al Nagy. I medicinali sono stati recapitati all’ospedale grazie all’impegno dell’ong Staco, individuata dall’ambasciata d’Italia a Tripoli. Il sindaco di Sabrata aveva rivolto un appello per le gravi carenze di medicinali dell’ospedale. ANSA / Annalisa Antonucci

Italian ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Perrone and defense attache Captain Patrizio Rapalino on Wednesday gave 5,000 hygiene and first aid kits to the mayor of the Libyan city Zuwarah.

The material was provided by on its the Italian Cooperation and transported by the Italian Navy on its Durand de La Penne ship to the edge of Libyan waters, where it was transboarded onto the Libyan motorboat Kifa to be taken to the Tripoli port.

A ceremony in honor of the delivery was held at the Italian embassy in the presence of a large group of representatives from the Zuwarah administration.

The same quantity of materials were on Tuesday provided to the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard. In recent days, Libyan authorities had asked for these kits to be handed out to migrants intercepted within the country’s search and rescue operations waters and then taken back to Libya.

”With this donation, the Italian Cooperation has responded at an appeal from the Libyan authorities. This is a gesture that confirms our country’s humanitarian commitment at the international level,” Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said, adding that ”I would also like to thank Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti for the important collaboration between the ministry she leads and the foreign ministry.’

(Source: ANSA)

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