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ICRC: A dozen children leave Libya to be reunited with their families in Egypt

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced on Thursday that it facilitated the repatriation of 12 unaccompanied children from Misurata to Cairo two years after their were found.

According to ICRC, “these children were found with other children after the fierce fighting that took place in the city of Sirte east of Misurata in Libya about two years ago. From then on, the children were sponsored by the Libyan Red Crescent in one of its buildings in Misurata.”

ICRC said the repatriation was conducted in coordination with the authorities in Libya and Egypt and with the support of the Libyan Red Crescent and the Red Cross in Malta.

ICRC did not disclose any further details as it called for respect of the privacy of these children and their families.

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