By Jamie Prentis.
Tunis, 13 May 2017:
The German government is giving €6.5 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for its programme to help the 30,000 children who have been displaced or otherwise affected by the conflict in Libya.
The donation means that over the last two years Germany has now given €12.5 million to UNICEF for its work in the country.
Dr Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF’s Libya representative explained the money would go towards the education, protection and psychological support of children as well providing water and sanitation.
Khalil said UNICEF was carrying out its work, even in areas that are hard to reach, through what he described as solid partnerships with the authorities, municipalities and civil society.
“Through this generous contribution from the government of Germany,” said Jhalil, “UNICEF will continue to provide concrete and positive change in the lives of children in Libya.”