UNICEF: 100,000 Libyan children in need of humanitarian assistance after Storm Daniel floods

Alwasat - Cairo Sat 16 Dec 2023, 10:03 PM
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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that at least 100,000 children are in need of humanitarian assistance in Libya, three months after the Storm Daniel disaster, noting that more than 250,000 people are in need of immediate assistance.

The organization said in a report published on Friday that it needs $11.2 million to meet humanitarian needs in Libya.

It added that UNICEF medical teams have provided essential health services to 2,094 children and 4,678 people since the Storm Daniel disaster in Libya last September, providing 5.5 million litres of clean water to 18,000 people. It also helped rehabilitate 10 wells in three flood-affected municipalities.

UNICEF also launched the second phase of the "Clean Water" initiative which aims to reach 29,000 people, to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining clean water and basic preventive measures.

The organization's initial response required $6.5 million to deliver emergency services and supplies to children. It has now developed an appeal for humanitarian and recovery response of $26.5 million, while the organization has so far raised $15.3 million.

Since the beginning of the crisis, UNICEF has been cooperating with the African Development Bank, Canada, the Central Emergency Response Fund, the Czech Republic, Education Cannot Wait, European Civil Protection, the World Health Organization, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Britain, the United States, and international organizations working in Libya.

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