The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/76/871-S/2022/493) issued on 11 July 2022.
38 children (17 killed, 21 maimed; 28 boys, 10 girls)
Developments & Concerns
Efforts of the Libyan authorities to strengthen the protection of children, in particular the declaration by the Government of National Unity of 25 November 2021.
Establishment of specialized courts for the prosecution of violence against women and children.
Prevalence of killing and maiming of children, in particular by explosive remnants of war.
Reports of abuse of refugee and migrant children, including torture and sexual violence
Recommendations To the Government:
To encourage Libyan authorities to become party to international legal instruments on mines and explosive remnants of war.
To advance the implementation of the ceasefire agreement with an emphasis on the reintegration of children.
To encourage the Libyan authorities to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of women and children actually or allegedly associated with Da’esh.
To continue to engage with Libyan authorities, the Special Representative, and the United Nations to develop and adopt measures to end and prevent violations against children, particularly the denial of humanitarian access to children.
To immediately end child detention, pursue alternatives to detention and facilitate access by the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies to detention centres and disembarkation points.