UNICEF: Over 300 thousand children in Libya require humanitarian aid

UNICEF: Over 300 thousand children in Libya require humanitarian aid

November 22, 2020 - 11:50
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Around 1.2 million people, including more than 348,000 children need humanitarian assistance in Libya due to the protracted armed conflict, political and economic crises and, the Covid-19 pandemic, the UNICEF said in a statement regarding its humanitarian work plan and needs in 2021.

The UN organization expressed its willingness to coordinate with government officials, civil society organizations, and the private sector to achieve its humanitarian, development, and peace-building strategy in Libya while preserving capacity for a rapid response at the onset of new emergencies.

"UNICEF and partners require US$49.1 million to spearhead emergency preparedness and response interventions in Libya in 2021," the organization noted, explaining that the priority interventions for 2021 are related to Covid-19, such as health, water, sanitation, and hygiene, as well as education and child protection.

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