EU allocates over $1.6 billion for child education, protection in Libya 

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09th Aug, 2021. 01:53 pm

TRIPOLI: The EU allocated more than $1.6 billion for protection and education of children in Libya, as well as Covid-19 vaccination-related medical waste management, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement on Sunday.

“EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO has allocated approximately $1,672,874.91 towards strengthening humanitarian response in the education and child protection sectors, and Covid-19 vaccination-related medical waste management,” the statement said.

According to UNICEF, the programme will be carried out through reinforcing and strengthening sector coordination and investing in sectoral capacity through dedicated resources.

A total of 1,343,192 people, of whom 122,000 are children aged between 5-9, will benefit from the project, the statement said.

UNICEF confirmed that it 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.

“Additional focus has been on building a protective environment for children and contributing to and building national capacity in evidence generation and evidence-based policy-making,” the statement explained.-Xinhua

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