UNICEF Situation Report # 31 - Libya Crisis

Situation Report
Originally published


Reporting period: 23 November – 15 December


  • The Council of Ministers (CoM) of the transitional government has in its second meeting in late November identified ten priorities that will need to be addressed urgently. These include the care of war-injured and their families, reinforcing national security and a return to normalcy for all Libyan citizens, provision of social services, and a commitment to the realization of democracy, transparency, rule of law, and human rights.

  • The Competing brigades from particularly Zintan, Misrata, and Tripoli have clashed in often deadly fights in the past month. In an effort to restore stability, the NTC has set the 20 December as deadline for all brigades to leave the Libyan capital.

  • The Ministry of Education is preparing for the official re-opening of schools across Libya on 07 January 2012. Children in the eastern parts of the country have now finalized their exams.
    IDP children will need to be integrated in local schools, and a particular attention will be paid to minority group children who might face harassment and exclusion.

  • UNICEF has received 77.8 per cent of the CHAP as of 16 December 2011. Remaining emergency funds will be used to cover the residual humanitarian needs, including mine-risk education, psycho-social interventions, assessments and repair of damaged schools, and inclusion of vulnerable children in schools.

  • UNICEF is scaling down its humanitarian response activities by the end of 2011, moving into post-conflict and medium-term presence focussing on Education, Child Protection and Social Policy and Knowledge Management.