On the anniversary of the founding of UNICEF, which falls on December 11 of each year after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946, Hifter is still committing crimes against the children of Libya in cold blood in an attempt to govern the country militarily.
With Hifter’s aggression on the capital since last April, the children have not been spared from his weapons. The UNICEF report in October made it clear that children in Libya are paying the highest price as violence continues in a number of areas in the western region, indicating that there are heavy losses among children in Tripoli.
Since the aggression, UNICEF has relied on documenting and monitoring all violations against children according to its methodology and its team in Tripoli, where UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Ted Chaiban, said that 3 children and two women were killed in September when they were traveling in a car on a highway in the Kraimiya region.
He added that on October 14, 3 sisters were also killed, and their mother and fourth sister were seriously wounded when their house was attacked in the Al-Farnaj area, noting also that a thirteen-year-old boy was killed in his home in Salah Addin area.
The report indicated that 5 children were injured when their school in the city of Janzour was hit by an air strike by Hifter warplanes, which AlMesmari described as accurate warning that this recent attacks is a reminder that children in Libya continue to pay the highest price as a result of the violence.
Hifter drones are still bombing despite documenting his crimes against children, the latest of which is a crime by air strikes on the Umm Alaraneb, leaving 9 children and 4 women killed on November 30, and his missiles also targeted a number of civilian homes in Alsuwani area that left 5 children dead on the 1st December.