ROME, JULY 11 – With over 1.3 million people in Libya who urgently need humanitarian assistance, the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Mario Giro has authorized three multilateral emergency contributions for a total amount
of 2.5 million Euros, the implementation of which will be entrusted to the UN agency for children, UNICEF, to the WHO and to the World Food Program.
The UNICEF contribution for a total of one million euros will finance the “Program to improve the resilience of vulnerable children in Libya” with multi-sectoral interventions aimed at increasing the resilience of the most affected communities in the conflict, especially those who live in remote and out of reach areas, as well as for interventions for children protection, education and health.
A million euros is going to the WFP to improve the living conditions of internally displaced persons and vulnerable populations. The money will provide food assistance to more than 77,000 people among Libyan people still displaced and other displaced people who went back to their places of origin throughout Libya.
The contribution to WHO will be in the order of half a million euros: the goal is to improve access to emergency health services for the most vulnerable population. The initiative will focus on reinforcing the technical and operational capabilities of the
Emergency Department of the Ministry of Health (MoH), through
the hiring of staff and the purchase and supply of medical kits. (@OnuItalia)
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