Libya, UNICEF sign deal to provide education for Libyan children

Published: May 29, 2019 12:22:20 | Updated: June 04, 2019 20:48:56

Children enter a UNICEF-supported tent school at the Shousha transit camp on the Libyan border with Tunisia - UNICEF/Heifel Ben Youssef

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Libyan Ministry of Education on Tuesday signed an agreement to provide education for children affected by the armed conflict in the country.

"Towards improved learning and quality basic services for children and adolescents, Ministry of Education and UNICEF have signed today a two-year work plan 2019-2020," UNICEF said in a statement later Wednesday.

"The plan aims to ensure equal access to quality education and provide conflict-affected children with education services and catch-up and remedial classes," the statement added.

The plan also includes training of teachers and education personnel on a range of topics, including the provision of protective education, Xinhua reported citing the UNICEF statement.

Due to years of armed conflict and political instability, Libyan authorities have been struggling to meet the needs of the young people, mainly by providing employment opportunities and proper education.

Libya has been suffering escalating violence and political instability ever since the fall of late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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