The United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF - announced Saturday that it needs USD 14.8 million to cover basic life-saving services in Libya, according to Chinese news sources.
"UNICEF humanitarian response remains underfunded. The current funding gap stands at USD 14.8 until the end of 2019 with major funding gaps in all life-saving health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education and child protection activities," said a UNICEF spokesperson. The organisation noted nearly 5000 students have been impacted in July and August by the ongoing fighting in and around Tripoli and in western Libya in general. The fighting so far has displaced nearly 130,000 Libyans, who are subject to injury, violence and death.