By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 8 August 2016:
France is to give €450,000 to support of health facilities in Libya. The money will be forwarded to the ICRC and be used towards material assistance and technical support for hospitals and other health facilities in the country.
France has also agreed to fund a medical team to be based in Tunisia which will carry out surgery on combatants wounded in the fight against the so-called Islamic State, particularly in the battle for Sirte.
In joint action with Germany, the French authorities have furthermore agreed to a Libyan request for medications. There will be a jointly-funded drug shipment implement by the World Health Organization.
In April, when Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French minister of foreign affairs, and his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, jointly visited Tripoli, they brought with them a consignment of medical aid. Another French delivery arrived some 10 days later. This newest shipment, however, will be much larger, the French foreign ministry says.