Over 350,000 people have fled conflict in Libya - mainly to neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt - creating a humanitarian crisis in all three countries. Throughout the region, UNICEF is working with partners and coordinating child protection and water and sanitation services. In Tunisia, we are providing psycho-social support to children, early development kits and a child-friendly space, as well as a vaccination campaign for children and pregnant women in transit camps. But as the conflict continues, more funds are needed to meet the needs of the affected children. UNICEF is appealing for £4.5 million to continue our work in the area.
Ten-month-old Nadia is held by her mother in a transit camp near the Tunisian-Libyan border. They have fled the conflict in Libya and are waiting to be repatriated to Ghana.
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