The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed its concern by the recent incident where Ayoub, a little boy, only six years old, was killed in his home, and two injured from so-called ‘celebratory’ shooting that hit their home in Sabha, south of Libya, on 18 August.

“Children in Libya continue to be exposed to guns and heavy weaponry violence at home and in their neighbourhoods. These incidents impact children’s psychological and mental well-being and can have a long-term impact”, the UNICEF said on its Facebook page.

UNICEF called on all mandated security actors to protect children and take all necessary measures to prevent the use of weapons in civilian areas, offering its condolences to Ayoub’s family and friends.