By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 15 April 2015:
Zintan council and UNICEF have signed a . . .[restrict]Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow the council to better support the 3,000 displaced families now living in the town.
Through the agreement, which is part of a wider programme that the organisation is building, UNICEF and Zintan will provide psychosocial support for displaced children and families, decrease the school dropout rate and create a culture that recognises the rights of children and empowers youth.
Zintan mayor Mustafa Baroni said of the intiative: “I’m glad we’ve signed this agreement with UNICEF because it gives us hope.”
To date, there are more than 17,000 displaced people registered in Zintan, half of whom are women and girls. There are also 824 infants.