The patients who were brought from Benghazi to Rome's military Ciampino Airport aboard an Italian Air Force C130 aircraft, were welcomed by the Deputy Minister Del Re and Defence Undersecretary Calvisi, and promptly taken to the Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome, where they will undergo specialised treatment. The humanitarian initiative, which was accomplished in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence, the Italian Development Cooperation Agency, the Italian Embassy in Tripoli and the Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital, forms part of Italy's firm commitment to support Libya's lasting and sustainable stabilization along with several humanitarian aid initiatives which Italy offers to the people of Libya across the nation, with a view to alleviating human suffering and improving living conditions.

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