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UNICEF Summer School for children in Tripoli

UNICEF launches summer school program for children in Tripoli The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a summer school program for children in Tripoli, intended to compensate for missed school days in the capital. According to Xinhua, the program is supported by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and will run for eight weeks in […]

Italy gives UNICEF in Libya EUR 2m

By John Lee. The Italian foreign ministry has reportedly approved 2 million euros in funds from the Africa Fund to UNICEF for child protection in Libya. Part of the funds will be used to improve the hygiene and healthcare conditions in the Tripoli area, according to a report from ANSAmed. The project provides for the […]

Libya to Vaccinate all Children

By John Lee. Libya’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) is launching a national vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and polio. The campaign is being run in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, and is scheduled to run from 8th to 15th December. The vaccination is available to all children in Libya. […]

Half a Million Children in Immediate Danger in Tripoli

By Geert Cappelaere (pictured), UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. We are shocked and saddened by reports that an entire family killed including two children today in Tripoli when a missile hit their home. This brings the total number of children killed to eight, since violence escalated in Tripoli on 27 […]

Germany, UNICEF cooperate to support Vulnerable Children

The German Government commits EUR 9.8 million to UNICEF to support at least 30,000 vulnerable children and their families in Libya with child protection, education, water and sanitation services over the next four years. This announcement represents the fourth phase of funding that Germany has provided to UNICEF Libya over recent years. Totalling over EUR […]

378,000 Children in need of Life-Saving Assistance

After seven years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Libya continues to deteriorate with 378,000 children in need of life-saving assistance and protection throughout 2018. “2018 is a pivotal year for Libya, especially for children,” said Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, UNICEF Special Representative to Libya. “This is why at UNICEF, we are appealing for $US 20 million to […]

36,000 Child Migrants in Libya in Need of Assistance

36,000 migrant children are in need of assistance in Libya, figures revealed today on International Migrants Day show. Out of an estimated 400,000 migrants, nine per cent are children and, shockingly, more than 14,000 children are also unaccompanied. This year nearly 15,000 unaccompanied children have reached Italy by sea travelling across the perilous Central Mediterranean […]

The Weapon of Education

By Peter Millett, British Ambassador to Libya. Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Weapon against what? Multiple enemies: ignorance, lack of opportunity, poverty. A poor education system will produce people who lack the skills that employers are looking for. So they will fail to […]