Assistance for Supporting Socio-Economic Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration of Former Detainees in Southern Lebanon

February 3, 2004

  1. On February 3 (Tuesday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 740,914.00 US dollars through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the project "Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Former Detainees in South Lebanon" to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This project aims to support the smooth reintegration of former detainees who were released after the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon in May 2000.

    Main Activities

    (1) Medical and psychological treatment including psychological counselling
      Budget: $197,600 Beneficiaries: 2,000 former detainees
    (2) Socio-economic rehabilitation programs including vocational skill training
      Budget: $103,400 Beneficiaries: 500 former detainees
    (3) Assistance in job search  
      Budget: $42,400 Beneficiaries: 1,000 former detainees


  2. This project is expected to promote the reintegration of former detainees in southern Lebanon.


(Note)
Japan established the Trust Fund for Human Security in the United Nations Secretariat in March 1999, with total contributions of 22.9 billion yen up to the present. The Trust Fund has assisted numerous projects of UN agencies that address various threats against human lives, livelihoods and dignity, from the perspective of Human Security.

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