Libya: UNICEF monthly program update (December 2021) – Libya

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Education and youth

UNICEF enabled 1,431 children (713 girls, 718 boys), including 207 migrant children (123 girls, 84 boys), to access non-formal education services in Tripoli and Misrata. In addition, and to improve children’s access to quality water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, UNICEF rehabilitated four schools in the eastern municipalities of Ajdabiya (2), Albarega (1) and Jalu (1), benefiting 3,031 school children (50 percent girls).

In addition, thanks to dedicated pedagogical facilitators in the Baity centres, UNICEF supported 16 migrant children (7 girls, 9 boys) in their enrollment in the national education system. The animators helped the children to obtain official documents and to pass placement tests.

To support the management and use of education data by the Ministry of Education (MOE), UNICEF continues to advocate with the MOE to activate its Education Information Management System (ISSUED). To this end, the Ministry of Education has created a special committee to organize a pilot phase during which the EMIS will be used to collect sample data from 280 schools across the country. The MOE committee also invited UNICEF to attend its meetings and provide support and advice.

Child protection

In December, UNICEF provided 1,369 children (742 girls and 627 boys), including non-Libyan children, with mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services in centers in Tripoli, Misrata, Zwara and Sabha Baity. Additionally, UNICEF reached 1,264 women and children (947 women, 204 girls, 113 boys) with gender-based violence (GBV) risk mitigation, prevention and response activities in Tripoli, Misrata , Sabha and Benghazi. These activities included dedicated awareness sessions, distribution of Information Education Communication (IEC) materials and specialized case management.

In an effort to build the capacity of UNICEF implementing partners on child protection approaches (GBV and psychosocial support), UNICEF reached 108 partner staff (89 women, 19 men ) with a dedicated training session in Tripoli and the central city of Sirte.

UNICEF continues to support the Ministry of Education to mainstream and mainstream a child protection and psychosocial support component that is applicable, practical, effective and sustainable. From December 12-18, UNICEF implemented a Training of Trainers (TOT) on MHPSS and violence prevention and response, targeting 38 MOE participants, including heads of the MOE Social Work Department and social workers from schools in the west, south and east of the country.

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