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On the occasion of International Children's Day: UNICEF warns of the devastating effects of armed conflict and violence on children in Libya.

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Tripoli, November 19, 2022 (LANA) - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that children in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Libya, suffer from the devastating effects of violence and protracted conflicts.

In a statement on the occasion of International Children's Day, which falls on November 20 of each year, the UN organization added that since the beginning of this year, nearly 580 children have been killed due to conflicts and violence in many countries, at a rate of more than 10 children every week, while many more have been injured, and this is a reality. Unacceptable, according to her.

“UNICEF” indicated that at least 3 children were killed during 2022 in Libya due to violence in the capital, Tripoli, and expressed its dismay that children continue to pay a heavy price for violence. life.

The United Nations Children's Fund stressed the need to respect children's right to protection from violence at all times and by all parties to conflicts, and said that violence against children can never be defended, noting that World Children's Day aims to raise awareness and funding for the millions of children who are deprived of their rights. their rights.