By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 4 April 2015:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Tawergha local council will partner together to . . .[restrict]address the sanitation and hygiene needs of the internally displaced (IDP) people of Tawergha.
Tawerghan local council head Abdel Rahman Al-Shekshak and UNICEF Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Khalil signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve sanitation conditions for the thousands of displaced Tawerghans living in camps across Libya, in many cases with the most basic of infrastructure and facilities.
The initial focus will be an assessment of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs in the camps. UNICEF and the Tawergha local council will work together to plan interventions based on the assessment that lower the risk of public health outbreaks. UNICEF says it has seen that improvements in WASH result in achievements in other areas such as nutrition, education and gender equality.
In addition to focusing on WASH, they will also look at ways to provide psychosocial support for IDPs, especially children. [/restrict]