Britain has announced additional financial support worth up to £10 million in response to both the floods in Libya and the earthquake in Morocco.

In a statement Saturday, the British Foreign Office said the UK will dispatch a mission led by health and sanitation experts from the NGO UK Medical Team (UK-MED) to Libya to conduct rapid medical assessments on the ground.

The team will coordinate with local authorities, international organisations, and other partners on the ground to get a first-hand view of the humanitarian health needs in Libya following the devastating storms.

"The UK is committed to supporting the Libyan people during this extremely difficult time. We will increase UK funding to the crisis response and deliver crucial life-saving provisions, including shelter, water filters and medical assessments," the office quoted the UK's Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Lord Ahmad as saying. 

On September 13, the UK announced an initial package worth up to £1 million to support Libya in tackling the impact of the floods.