UNICEF, Libya sign deal to extend cooperation on water sanitation


TRIPOLI, May 7 — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said it signed an agreement with the Libyan Ministry of Water Resources to extend their collaboration in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project.
Hailing its cooperation with the Libyan ministry as “outstanding,” the UN agency said in a statement that its support for the North African country also includes emergency assistance for COVID-19 response.
The UNICEF, said the statement, will play a part in Libya’s efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals, especially ensuring its ability to access clean and safe water by 2030.
During the past 10 years, the Libyans have been plagued by political and economic woes caused by a civil war, as many parts of the country lack basic infrastructure to provide safe water to the citizens. (Xinhua)