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Italian NGOs launch a program to provide medical care to Libyan children

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – A new program by the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (FCEI) announced on Monday the launch of a program to provide medical to Libyan children in coordination with local partners in several Libyan municipalities.

According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the “project aims to provide medical care and assistance to a dozen children with special needs, coming from different Libyan municipalities,”

The project also supports “the expenses related to the families of children in the various stages of hospitalization and care, as they lack the means to ensure adequate assistance to their children.”

FCEI’s project is financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), which is an aid agency financed by the Italian government. FCEIS’s project is prompted by Terre des Hommes and Mediterranean Hope, both of which are non-governmental organisations.

“The protection of children is at the base of our mission,” says Bruno Neri, manager of Terre des Hommes for projects in Libya. “Many children with serious illnesses have no chance of receiving adequate care.”

Neri said that the scope of the project will also include children of migrants detained in Libya.

“This project joins the activities for the improvement of the humanitarian assistance and the hygienic conditions that we are carrying out in Libya in the centers for migrants and refugees in Trik al Sikka, Tirik al Matar and Salaheddine, offering protection and psycho-social support to migrant minors.” added Neri.

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