Wednesday, 12/8/2020 | 7:05 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

IOM and UNICEF: 36.

Tunis, (Lana) The International Organisation of

Migration IOM and UNICEF have said that 36.000 migrant children were

in need for assistance in Libya, according to figures disclosed on

the International Migration Day.

Nearly 15000 children unaccompanied by their parents arrived in

Italy via a dangerous route through the Mediterranean from Libya, the

organisation said on its website.

UNCEF estimates that 400 children have died in the attempt to

make the journey since the start of the year.

UNICEF and IOM have joined ranks in their effort to extend

assistance to migrant children in Libya, focusing on children

protection, education, sanitation and health services issues.

Our goal is to protect more children and reach the most

vulnerable ones, the head of the IOM mission in Libya Othman Belbisi


UNICEF Special Representative in Libya Abdul Rahman Ghandour said

'migrant children are the most vulnerable, and the agreement with IOM

is key to our work to protect them, and we hope to be able to give

children access to education, protection and basic needs.

Source: Libya News Agency