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The Unicef on Thursday announced that it has distributed basic needs to over 1,700 families in Afghanistan's western province of Herat.

"To keep children and women warm and meet their basic needs during this harsh winter Unicef Afghanistan distributed 5,000 blankets, 1,700 tarpaulin and 1,700 buckets to 1,700 most vulnerable families in Herat Province," the UN agency said on Twitter.

The statement came as snow covered most parts of the mountainous Asian country in recent days, reports Xinhua news agency.

Since the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban in mid-August 2021, the impoverished country has faced economic woes.

Unicef Distributes Protective Materials In Libya

Protective and sanitizing materials have been distributed to a number of schools in western Libya to stem the spread of Covid-19, the Unicef has announced.

"This month, UNICEF launched the second part of its Back to School initiative, distributing cleaning and disinfection materials and personal protective equipment," Xinhua news agency quoted a Unicef statement as saying.

This initiative benefits 39,000 school children and teachers in more than 60 schools in the West region including the towns of Zultun, Regdalin, Ajaylat and Al-jamil, the statement said.

Libya has so far reported 391,633 Covid-19 cases, with 5,752 deaths, according to the National Center for Disease Control of Libya.

The centre also confirmed that 1,886,754 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 865,636 were fully inocilated.

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