Italian foreign ministry gives UNICEF in Libya 2 mn euros

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – The Italian foreign ministry has approved 2 million euros in funds from the Africa Fund to UNICEF for child protection in Libya.

Part of the funds will be used to improve the hygiene and healthcare conditions in the Tripoli area.

A ministry statement says that the project provides for the creation of reception centers for vulnerable youth in Tripoli to ensure that they have a safe place to stay with their families, as well as healthcare and hygiene interventions. One of the latter is for the treatment of child diarrhea through providing medicine, renovating healthcare facilities and water purification in areas at risk in the Libyan capital.

”I have long been supporting initiatives against child diarrhea, which is the second most frequent cause of death in the world of children under 5 years,” Deputy Minister Emanuela Del Re said.

”Through this project, the foreign ministry will be intervening not only to bring relief to a geographical area with a great deal of suffering. It will also be helping to improve the conditions and life prospects for children in the country, whether Libyans or migrants.”


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