On Friday, January 1, 2021, Libya welcomed Nadir Milad Irhoma, the first Libyan born baby in the new year, according to UNICEF.
UNICEF Libya celebrated the birth of the child on its official page on Twitter saying: “A star is born. Nadir Milad Irhoma is Libya’s first baby born on the first minutes of January 2021.”
Last December, the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUFT) approved €7 million in funding toward the UNICEF’s proposal titled ‘Resilience Building Programme for Vulnerable Children in Libya, Including Host Communities, Migrant and Refugee Children.’
The total estimated costs for the programme are €19,912,219. Phase I is estimated at €12,912,219 and Phase II estimated at €7,000,000.
UNICEF’s Special Representative in Libya, Abdulkadir Musse said, “The contribution from the European Union is very welcomed, especially as it comes at a time when hundreds of internally displaced, migrant, and refugee children are living in Libya and going through dangers and perils. The partnership with the EU builds on UNICEF’s mission to protect the rights of children wherever they are. Despite the complex and fragile context in Libya, we will continue to work toward finding sustainable solutions to improve the availability and quality of basic services available to all children and their families in Libya.”