UNICEF: Ongoing fighting hinders efforts against Covid-19

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UNICEF: Ongoing fighting hinders efforts against Covid-19

April 20, 2020 - 12:02
Written by: SafaAlharathy

UNICEF has warned that it would be impossible to fight Covid-19 while fighting is still going on, especially in Tripoli.

In a statement issued by its Executive Director, the organization said that despite a month on from the Secretary General’s appeal, violent conflict continues to be waged in parts of Libya.

It underscored that a ceasefire could mean the difference between life and death for children living through these waking nightmares.

"A ceasefire would open space for vulnerable populations to access essential services like healthcare services that are key to stopping a pandemic," UNICEF stated.