IOM and UNICEF: 36.
Wednsday , 20– 12– 2017 – 16:51:00
000 Migrant Children in Need of
Assistance in Libya.
Tunis, 20 December 2017(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.