On Monday February 1, 2021, the The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised alarm over the increasing shortage of water in Libya. This UNICEF expressed as a serious threat to millions of people in the north African country, especially children.
In a statement released, UNICEF said “over 4 million people, including 1.5 million children, will face imminent water problems if immediate solutions are not found and implemented.”
The multinational body expressed that the prolonged crisis in the country has impaired the country’s water facilities.
“This is mainly attributed to the lack of required budgets for the purchase of equipment, operational materials and spare parts for regular maintenance. Suppliers are also struggling to open bank credits in hard currency to import equipment from outside the country,” the statement said.
to avoid what can be termed “humanitarian disaster”, the Libyan government and international partners, must immediately prioritize water supply to the country and its citizens, said Special Representative of UNICEF in Libya, AbdulKadir Musse.