Tripoli – The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday expressed serious concerns about the state of children in Libya since fighting started in 2011 leading to the fall of the regime of Mouammar Kaddafi.
According to a communiqué signed by UNICEF spokesperson, Christophe Boulierac, 40 per cent of the 2.4 million Libyan children needed help and protection.
About 270,000 Libyan children in the eastern city of Benghazi need psychological assistance because of the permanent violence due to the armed conflict,’’ Boulierac said.
According to him, the armed clashes and the political instability in Libya since 2011 have made children victims of several forms of violence and exploitation.
He said that UNICEF had been engaged in efforts to ensure protection for children. (PANA/NAN)