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UNICEF and the disarming of Libyan children

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 14 July 2017: It has taken nearly three years of patient negotiations by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) but the Libyan municipalities have now begun banning militias from using children under the age of 18. Zintan was the first to end the use of child fighters, “demobilising” around 300 […]Original Article

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