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Germany sanctions USD 12.1 mln to aid UNICEF programs in Libya

Germany is the largest donor to UNICEF Libya's programs providing much-needed services to vulnerable children and families


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 26-03-2018 17:03 IST
Germany sanctions USD 12.1 mln to aid UNICEF programs in Libya

UNICEF in Libya providing much-needed services (representative image)

The German Government has announced 9.8 million Euros (about USD12.1 million) to UNICEF's programs to help 30,000 vulnerable children and their families in Libya with child protection, education, water, and sanitation services over the next four years over the next four years.

As per the report, this announcement marks the fourth phase of funding with a total donation of nearly 20 million Euros (USD 20.69 million) over the recent years, Germany is the largest donor to UNICEF Libya's programs providing much-needed services to vulnerable children and families and contributing to biding the resilience of the communities and strengthening the systems.

Dr. Christian Buck, German Ambassador to Libya said stated, "through our cooperation with UNICEF Germany contributes to strengthen child protection services and systems, provide access to quality education for conflict-affected children in Libya and ensure access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for children in Libya and their families including, internally displaced people, returnees, host communities and children on the move."

Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, UNICEF Libya's special representative said, "The protracted crisis in Libya has negatively affected essential service delivery across the country: especially schools, hospitals, child protection systems and basic infrastructure like water and sanitation services, with children the hardest hit."

All of us at UNICEF Libya, are incredibly grateful to the Government of Germany for this generous contribution which will enable us to reach children in Libya who are in urgent need of support, " he added.

Libya has been plagued by food insecurity, WASH services and political crisis since 2011.The German Government's support has enabled UNICEF to scale up its programmes in the much-needed region.

COUNTRY : Libya