The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – German ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza, revealed on Thursday that his country provided UNICEF with 500,000 euro for its upcoming vaccination campaign in Libya.
He stated in a tweet via his personal account that this funding comes in response to calls by Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Maria Ribeiro.
Germany provides 500.000 Euro for @UnicefLibya‘s upcoming vaccination campaign. Decision follows UN/Humanitarian Coordinator @Ribeiro6Maria’s call for emergency funding. Protecting all children in #Libya from measles and other infections is a humanitarian imperative! pic.twitter.com/qY7sLORXWA
— Oliver Owcza (@GermanAmbLBY) November 1, 2018
On October 27th, UNICEF delivered a total of 4.7 million doses of Measles, Rubella and Polio vaccines, as well as 2.75 million doses of vitamin ‘A’ supplement, syringes and safety boxes. This comes as a part of Libya’s National Vaccination Campaign run in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) taking place at the end of November, which aims to protect some 2.75 million children at risk of vaccine preventable diseases.