UNICEF calls for 20 million USD for aid process in Libya

09:40, May 19, 2011      

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The United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) called on Wednesday for raising 20 million U.S. dollars to help meet the needs of humanitarian cases in the troubled Libya.

"The longer the crisis continues, the worse the humanitarian situation will be," said Shahda Athfar, the UNICEF regional director in North Africa and the Middle East.

"The conflict in Libya prevented children from their basic rights like education and even entertainment, UNICEF is working with its partners to provide safer places for all the Libyan children," added Athfar in a statement obtained by Xinhua.

Nearly three million U.S. dollars of the needed amount will be allocated to education.

Since the crisis in Libya, UNICEF delivered emergency surgical materials, obstetric surgical and midwifery tools, hygiene kits and other stuffs to hundreds of families living in camps on the border with neighboring countries.

Source: Xinhua
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