UAE’s Disaster Victim Identification team reaches Libya - GulfToday

UAE’s Disaster Victim Identification team reaches Libya


UAE team arrives in Libay to identify victims of floods.

The UAE team of Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) arrived in Libya on Thursday.

The deployment of the team, the first of its kind in the world to be in Derna following the natural disaster that hit the country recently, comes as part of  the UAE's efforts to aid Libya in dealing with the aftermath of the floods caused by the heavy rains, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries.

Upon arrival, the team's leader Dr. Issa Ahmed Al Awadhi met with the Libyan ministers of health and interior, as well as a number of officials in Derna, to discuss the implementation plans for the identification process.

The team includes a group of experts, specialists, and consultants in forensic medicine, dentistry, and DNA, equipped with advanced equipment and tools for dealing with mass fatalities.


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