As Libya battles with the aftermath of Sunday’s devastating flood, the prime minister of the country’s internationally recognised government – which operates from the capital, Tripoli, in the west of the country – has said foreign aid will be evaluated before being accepted.
“There were multiple offers of help and we will only accept aid that is necessary,” Abdul Hamid Dbeibah says.
Some aid has started to arrive in eastern Libya, where the worst-hit city Derna is located, but rescue efforts have been hampered by the political situation – the country is split between two rival governments (see our previous post for more).
Selective acceptance of international aid would also ease the co-ordination of the rescue operation, Dbeibah claims.
There has been criticism of Morocco for being selective in what it has chosen to accept following a devastating earthquake on Friday.