US Ambassador Norland discusses vaccination shortages with UNICEF representative in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 17 Nov 2020, 01:04 PM
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The US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, discussed issues facing children’s health and safety in the country including vaccine shortages the new special representative of UNICEF in Libya, Abdulkadir Musse.

The two parties also touched upon the safety of migrant children, monitoring and reporting on child soldiers, in addition to the organization’s efforts to respond to coronavirus, according to a statement by the US embassy on Tuesday.

UNICEF has previously revealed a shortage of tuberculosis vaccines in about 28% of the vaccination centers inside Libya, warning in a joint statement with the World Health Organization that 250 children in Libya are at risk due to the "acute shortage" in basic vaccinations.

In a related context, Norland renewed his country's support for UNICEF's efforts in the context of the progress made in the Libyan political dialogue and the reduction of violence after reaching a permanent ceasefire on October 23rd.

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