By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 9 April 2015:
UNICEF is continuing to expand its campaign to look after the children among families who . . .[restrict]have been forced by the conflict to flee their homes for other refuges within Libya.
The latest municipality to sign up to work with the international children’s organisation is Beida. This week the town’s mayor Ali Zarzour agreed to work with UNICEF to help out with internally displaced families in Beida and its hinterland.
Zarzour went to Tunis to ink the deal with UNICEF’s Libyan boss Ghassan Khalil. Part of the problem that UNICEF will try and help tackle is education. Many refugees are sheltering in schools and other public building. This has disrupted education, both for local children and for those from refugee families.
Reviewing the agreement Khalil said: “UNICEF remains committed to working with elected municipalites in Libya, especially following the meeting organised by UNSMIL and hosted by the European Union in Brussels in late March 2015”.
UNICEF recently has signed similar agreements with the mayors of Benghazi and Janzour, as well as the Tawergha Local Counci, and the Abu Selim municipality.