In response to the growing crisis in Libya, Morocco is deploying measures to assist Moroccan expats living in the country. Magharebia reports:
Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane on Sunday (August 10th) said that Morocco was taking action to help its 70,000 citizens in Libya.
A crisis management group was also launched August 1st at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation (MAEC) to monitor the situation of Moroccans in Libya.
The group, which comprises various ministerial departments, is responsible for co-ordinating with Morocco’s diplomatic and consular services in Libya to set up voluntary repatriation arrangements, along with emergency intervention and assistance measures for Moroccan citizens.
Expats in Libya have been provided with free telephone numbers to call.