After the government of Ireland refused to medically evacuate a citizen shot and wounded by a local militia in Libya, his family crowdfunded the €22,000 cost of the air ambulance transport.
Abduraheem Duibi, an English teacher in Libya, was ambushed on his way to work. His driver was killed and he was shot in both legs escaping.
After being moved to a hospital in Tunisia, his family had to buy antibiotics to try to stop the sepsis resulting from his wounds.
When the family asked the Irish embassy to fly him back home, it told them it did not have the funds to do so.