The EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) has allocated approximately USD 1,672,874.91 towards strengthening humanitarian response in the education and child protection sectors, in addition to managing COVID-19 vaccination-related medical waste, UNICEF's office in Libya stated on Facebook Sunday.
"UNICEF has scaled up its emergency preparedness and response in Libya since 2012, focusing on support to basic service provision, in health, nutrition, education and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)," the organization explained.
In collaboration with national and international non-government organizations partners, UNICEF said it had managed to deliver direct humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable in line with the Humanitarian Response Plan.
I also confirmed that it adopted a more focused approach to building a protective environment for children and contributing to and building national capacity in evidence generation and evidence-based policy-making.
"Nearly 1,343,192 people, of whom 122,000 are children between the ages of five to nine, will benefit from the USD 1,672,874.91 contribution toward this project."
The UN organization indicated that since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Libya in March 2020, it has been implementing a multi-sectoral response, with interventions in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), and WASH, among other areas.