Libyan children return to school

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Estbrk, 16, draws in a UNICEF child-friendly centre

One point two million children are returning to school in Libya on Saturday, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Schooling was disrupted by the uprising and fighting that led to the overthrow of Libyan children Muammar Qhadafi last year.

Marixie Mercado is a UNICEF spokesperson.

"On Saturday, over 1.2 million children return to school their classrooms, some 10 months after the fighting first erupted.  Some 27 million textbooks are being printed with some 10 million already being distributed by the Ministry of Education throughout the country. UNICEF is providing support in tracking internally displaced and other vulnerable children to ensure that they are enrolled and providing psycho-social assistance to severely distressed children."

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