Tag Archives | children

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 […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: Consultant to develop a Study on the Causes and Consequences of Women’s Restriction of Movement and Expression, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Programme Assistant, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Governance and Community Empowerment Officer, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) (Sourcse: UN)

Italy supporting Conflict-Affected Children in Libya

Italy and UNICEF Reaffirm their Commitment to Support Conflict Affected Children in Libya The Government of Italy has contributed Euro 1,000,000 to UNICEF in Libya to support a multi-sectoral programme to enhance the quality and delivery of services for conflict-affected children and their families. The programme will focus on vulnerable children living in under-served areas […]

UNICEF supporting Child Protection in Zawiya

UNICEF Libya country office, in partnership with Al Zawiya Security Directorate, conducted a two-day workshop to review the achievements, challenges and lessons learned from the Family and Child Protection Unit of Al Zawiya, Libya. Al Zawiya Family and Child Protection Unit is the first of its kind to be established in Libya, following a highly […]

More than half a million Children in Libya need Humanitarian Assistance

Statement from UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere, following his first visit to the country: “Six years since the crisis began in Libya, over 550,000 children need assistance because of political instability, on-going conflict, displacement, and economic collapse. Heavy violence in some parts of the country has forced families to flee their homes. More than 80,000 […]